Destiny Dilemma II
2 Sam.9:1 “One day David asked, “Is anyone in Saul’s family still alive—anyone to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
1 Sam.20:30-42 highlights Jonathan’s destiny dilemma. Should Jonathan have gone with David or did he do the right thing by staying with Saul? I know we dealt extensively with this in yesterday’s devotional. But I want to share what I would have done with you. We need to visualize the scenarios that scriptures present us with as we dig into God’s Word. Yes, Jonathan loved David, but Jonathan was a man of war and a spiritual man. 1 Sam.23:17 “Don’t be afraid,” Jonathan reassured him. “My father will never find you! You are going to be the king of Israel, and I will be next to you, as my father, Saul, is well aware.” From this passage, Jonathan obviously had accurate spiritual intelligence. If I were Jonathan, not only would I have left with David, I would have taken at least two thousand men with me to join David.
When we let sentiments affect our decisions, we derail our God-given destiny. Jonathan had the opportunity to stand side by side David and conquer but instead, he died like a chicken because of Saul’s foolishness. You love him, he is your father, but you should love God more than your father. Did Jesus not say that if you do not forsake your family, you cannot be His disciple? Now let us shift the focus away from what Jonathan lost to what David lost. I wonder if David would have made the mistake of Bathsheba if Jonathan was with him. If David wanted to stay back during the war, Jonathan would not have let him.
David had no one to lean on. What about the mistakes David made with his children? If Jonathan was still beside David, would David have carried out that census that caused Israel tens of thousands of men? If Jonathan was still with David, would David have made the huge errors he made because all he had was Joab? Joab was just after his own brutally vengeful agenda. It cost David a whole lot not having Jonathan beside him. Jonathan died at the battle of Mount Gilboa along with his father and brothers. Please read 2 Sam.9:1-7. I pray in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that everything that your fathers have lost will be restored to you. We see from this passage that not only was Jonathan committed to David; David was also committed to Jonathan even after his death. Destiny connections stay true even when you are not present.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, please give me a loyal spirit – loyal to God and loyal to the people God has planted on the path of my destiny, in Jesus Name. Amen!