1 Samuel 18 – 1 Samuel 20
And so the story of David continues, as we hear of David’s love. We won’t go into a lot of details, but it is important for us to remember that David’s ability to love eventually gets him in trouble. I’ll say no more than mention the name “Bathsheba.”
For now, we can celebrate the gift of God’s love that David finds in Jonathan, Meraba, and Michal. Each has a story of their own, and their stories will continue to weave in and out of the rest of David’s story as they offering guidance and protection. Certainly their assistance is needed Saul becomes relentless in his attacks against David. In fear, David lives on the run, seeking help along the way from Samuel and Jonathan until the time will come that David can inherit the throne now held by Saul.
Our next reading: 1 Samuel 21 – 24