05/09/2018 2 Samuel Chapters 8-9 &1 Chronicles Chapter 18
As we read the history of the nation we see David’s victories described nearly identically in 2 Samuel Chapter 8 and 1 Chronicles Chapter 18. Then, in 2 Samuel Chapter 9 we see the humanity of David and the full breadth of his friendship with Jonathan — his caring for Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth, and family.
Even as King, David did not forget the value of being a friend. In my experience friendships are God’s gift and are to be forever cherished. I am reminded of a friendship quote from C. S. Lewis:
“You have not chosen one another, but I have chosen you for one another.”