“And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.” I Sam. 23:16
Jonathon was a warrior for the kingdom of God. One time Jonathon, with his armor bearer, went and slew 20 Philistines. Jonathon was also sensitive to the will of God and knew one day that David would be king. Instead of being jealous over David he loved and supported David, even when his father Saul was hunting him down. Jonathon’s life was cut short because of his backslidden father’s poor leadership, but there is one great thing that he did before he was killed in battle. He went to David who was hiding out in the wilderness and encouraged him. He “strengthened his hand in God.” David did go on to be king. Jonathon’s encouragement lived on in David. I want to be an encourager, how about you?