“The Lord Will Be Between Me and You”

March 27, 2018

“The Lord Will Be Between Me and You”

Blessings folk!

Jonathan reported to David as planned…

1Sa 20:35-42

Now it came about in the morning that Jonathan went out into the field for the appointment with David, and a little lad was with him.

He said to his lad, “Run, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot.”
As the lad was running, he shot an arrow past him.

When the lad reached the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot,
Jonathan called after the lad and said, “Is not the arrow beyond you?”

And Jonathan called after the lad, “Hurry, be quick, do not stay!”
And Jonathan’s lad picked up the arrow and came to his master.

But the lad was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter.

Then Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and said to him, “Go, bring them to the city.”

When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times. And they kissed each other and wept together, but David wept the more.

Jonathan said to David, “Go in safety, inasmuch as we have sworn to each other in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘The LORD will be between me and you, and between my descendants and your descendants forever.’” Then he rose and departed, while Jonathan went into the city.

All pretense was set aside.

Saul was trying to kill David.
David knew.
Jonathan now knew.

Jonathan reported as planned.
He then sent the young lad back to the city with the weapons.

It was time to quit being coy.

David arose and fell before Jonathan three times.
A sign of humility.
A sign of thanks.
A sign of honor before the king-in-waiting that set aside his place for the will of God in David.

The encounter is very emotional.
They kissed one another.
They wept together.
David wept more.

Jonathan then tells David to go.
But, before he leaves…

Jonathan reiterates the covenant they had made between one another.
The Lord would be between them.
The Lord would be between their descendants…forever.

They did not know if they would see one another again.
They did know that the Lord was with them.
They did know that their future was in the hand of the Lord.

A good place to be…even in sorrow…