We All Need a Friend

Series: Significant Other | Week 5: Friendship

Read 1 Samuel 18:1-4


1. What elements were present in David and Jonathan’s friendship?
2. What did they do to signify their depth of friendship?
3. What other relational dynamics were involved outside of their friendship?


Have you ever had an immediate bond with someone you’ve met for the first time? Something special happens when we meet someone who feels how we feel, likes what we like, or has experienced what we’ve been through. All those things can create a bond of friendship similar to what David and Jonathan experienced.

At every age and stage of life, we need friendship. Not just surface-level acquaintances but people we can become “one in spirit” with. People we can confide in and walk through life with.

Do you have at least one friend in your life like that? If yes, have you committed to loving that person selflessly, to be loyal to them no matter what happens? If no one comes to mind, how can God use you to be a friend to someone who’s friendless? Maybe there’s a hard-to-love person who keeps crossing your path or a person who doesn’t reach out but might be lonely. Take a step to connect with someone today to begin or deepen a friendship.

Want to go deeper? Jonathan’s faith is typically lesser known than David’s. Read about an earlier situation that displayed the depth of his faith before he met David. How does this type of faith set the stage for healthy friendships in our lives?

*TPCC does not necessary endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

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