5 Minute Devotional: David and Jonathan Became Friends (1 Samuel 20:1-42)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents,

This week we continued to trace David’s rise to replace Saul as king. David’s victory over Goliath brought David great fame and adoration in Israel. Saul had brought David into his court, but in time, Saul became intensely jealous of David and even tried to kill him. Meanwhile, David and Saul’s son Jonathan became true friends. Even though Jonathan was next in line to be king after Saul, he recognized and accepted that God had chosen David instead. David and Jonathan’s friendship points to an even greater friendship—our friendship with Jesus. Jesus calls us friends (John 15:15), and he showed His love by dying to save us from sin.

(3 minutes) READ 1 Samuel 20:1-42

Help your kids see Jesus is our King and He is our friend also.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: What is the gospel of the kingdom? The good news that we can have life with God under the rule of God.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank Jesus for being a true friend.

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