Grant and Ericha Van Brimmer talk about their new book, Behold Your King. This daily devotional for Advent is for your whole family, to help you get a fuller picture of the story of Scripture, the promises of God that we find throughout the Bible, and how Jesus is the fulfillment of those promises.
David first needed the protection of Jonathan's friendship, and then God's spirit among the prophets, and now the covenant he made with Jonathan which reflects the Covenant of Grace that God has with David's descendants.
As we consider the friends that David acquired and subsequently lost following his encounter with Goliath, we will see what a friend we have in Jesus and the loyalty that we owe to him.
1 Samuel 14 is an account of faith and folly. Jonathan shows us how to live and act in covenant faithfulness. Saul’s foolishness is a warning about living and acting in our own wisdom and strength.
1 Samuel 12 outlines a pattern of covenant renewal in which we see the basic shape of the Gospel and the pattern of Christian worship on a Sunday morning.
The request for a king broke the Israelites covenant with God. Samuel shows them how to renew it through repentance and submission to God's judgment.