INTRODUCTION: This morning I want to introduce you to one of my favorite OT characters. I’ve always been drawn to the parenthetical stories. The enigmatic stories. The parts of the Bible that we wonder why they are there. Such is the case with this young man named Mephibosheth, son of Jonathon, grandson of King Saul.
CONTEXT: Last week we saw the defining moment in the life of David - the battle with Goliath.
TEXT: 1 Samuel 18:1 (ESV)
1 As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
The first time David and Johnathon met - David is holding the decapitated head of Goliath in his hand, fresh from the battle. For some reason that initiated the greatest friendship in all the bible. Why?
C.S. Lewis said it this way - “friendship is born in that moment when two people are looking at something and one says to another, “Oh… you too?”
You may not know is that Jonathon had a Goliath moment of his own… Turn back a few chapters to 1 Samuel 13