And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God. And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.
2 Samuel 23:16-17 KJV
Despite escaping King Saul again, David needed encouragement. The constant pressure and tension of a fugitive’s life exacts a heavy toll. Even on a courageous and valiant man like David.
Into this dark and desperate circumstance, Prince Jonathan brought joy and comfort to his friend’s heart and spirit. How? With a memo.
Not a literal piece of paper or parchment, but a memorandum, none the less. Jonathan repeated a short message, declaring David’s safety and coming coronation as king of Israel. A communication, initialed not by some earthly man, but by Jehovah-Jireh.
Jonathan left his friend by himself, but not alone. Saul’s death warrant could not penetrate God’s sanctuary. Despite danger and peril, David rested in the calm and safety of God’s love.
Scripture is full of God’s promises to you. The Bible records God’s ongoing love, care and protection for you. God’s little memos are full of big promises to you.
Don’t let recent circumstances block your faith. No matter how pressed or pressured today is, God has promised you a tomorrow full of joy, safety and success. Go read the memos.
Think : I need to read God’s memos to me.
Pray: “Lord, Help me to trust Your promises from Your Word.”
Copyright © December 2009, Kirk Hunt