Friends and Family

Feb 13, 2022    Mike Burt

“Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend.” James 2:23

David was ignored by his brothers – loved by the children of his enemy – Saul. One of the things that’s amazing about this entire story is that while the hatred of Saul for David was growing every day, David was surrounded by others who loved him. We’re told that the Israelites loved him, that the King’s son Jonathan loved him, and that the King’s daughter loved him (in fact, when the text says in I Samuel 18:20 that Saul’s daughter Michal loved David, it’s the only place in the Hebrew scripture where a woman is said to love a man). In the midst of this darkest hour of David’s life, while Saul’s hatred for David burned within him, everyone else was growing more and more fond of David.

Statistics tell us that most people are lucky if they have one “close friend” in their lifetime. And with the fact that Americans are moving from place to place more now than ever before it becomes very difficult to make and keep such a friend. Sunday we will look at the characteristics of True Biblical Friendship. Such a relationship is scriptural, shaping and sustaining – all of which we find in the friendship of David and Jonathan. Join us Sunday to hear from God’s Word on being a better friend, finding good friends and being a friend of God.

See you Sunday,

Pastor Mike

“Spiritual friendship is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love, and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.” Tim Keller