Saul sees David as a major threat and wants to get rid of him. Despite this, Saul’s son Jonathan follows God’s will by aligning himself with David. This was not an easy decision, as going against the king was going to cost him. But to do the opposite – go against God’s will – would cost him even more. Jonathan rejoices in David’s position, even though it means he loses everything.
We must be careful not to be blind with ambition. Rather than orienting our hearts to what we want or feel like we need, we constantly need to go to God in prayer and His Word to orient our hearts with God’s heart.
Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 20