2 Samuel 1:26

Tom Harding

In this verse we read of the great friendship, respect and love that Jonathan and David had for each other. This love was based upon a covenant made between them (1 Sam. 20:15-17). David loved Jonathan and Jonathan loved David. When David came from the battle victorious over Goliath, the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David (1 Sam. 18:1). When Jonathan was killed in battle David lamented over the death of his dear friend Jonathan. The friendship that they had was very special and unique. While this relationship and friendship was very special, it pales in comparison when we talk of the love of the Lord Jesus Christ to His elect. All those whom Christ unconditionally chose in eternity and those whom He effectually redeemed in time, all agree that Christ's love to them was and is and evermore shall be wonderful. "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins" (I John 4:10). Here are a few reasons why Christ's love to the believer is wonderful.

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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