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David and Jonathan: Mastering Life with Love

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David and Jonathan: Mastering Life with Love

What was the basis of the covenant David made with Jonathan? What were the parts of that covenant? How did the two of them keep the covenant they made with each other? Mastering life with love, for David and Jonathan, was creating a covenant founded on “he loved him as his own soul.” Can we even begin to understand what the text means when it says, “the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David?”  Love can take on a peculiar form sometimes, and in this case, it was beyond all reason that Jonathan should love his “enemy,” so to speak, as he should have been the one to inherit the throne, not David. The love Jonathan had for David also put him in a very disconcerting position with his father, Saul, whose jealousy of David increased with every...

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