Bless the Lord our God and forget not all His benefits to us. My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ our soon coming King greetings. It is a wonderful day and a great to see the dawning of the morning. We did not expect to see this day but to God be all honour and glory being in the land of the living to offer praise and thanks. Form the rising of the sun to the going down of the same His Name is to be praised.
This argument between Saul and Jonathan happened in public, before a meal where Saul’s most important officials were guests. We know from Scripture that Saul though something was wrong but couldn’t tell exactly what was happening. We know that David was the main target because something was happening to David after he slew Goliath. What we know as believers are David was anointed and God was with him. What we have to understand here is Saul became jealous after David slew Goliath. In our society, the same thing happens on different levels, even in our churches jealousy shows it’s ugly head and if not careful can become very scandalous.
There was one secret plan that Jonathan had in attending his father King Saul’s meeting. Jonathan only intended to test whether Saul was plotting against David. However, Saul replied immediately in a very angry manner. He insulted Jonathan in a very nasty manner because of his friendship with David. At once, the situation became very serious. Many times we talk without engaging our brand and what the consequences would be. Saul’s anger towards his son was not called for, but that the scripture must be fulfilled. It was a testing time for the friendship between Jonathan and David.
Still, Jonathan continued to defend David. He insisted that David was an innocent man. Saul hated David without any proper reason. And so today we still find some Saul like characters in the church that shows its head at certain times, when the operations are not going in their favour. Look at David anointed and waiting on God to install him in position. I said innocently because he is not in Saul’s household, but his eyes and ears were present in Jonathan.
David’s experiences at this time help us to understand several of the Psalms that he wrote. (For example, see Psalm 59.) Christians believe that many of David’s Psalms refer to Christ. Christ’s enemies, like David’s enemies, hated him without any proper reason (Psalm 59:4; 1 Peter 2:22-24). David wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:29-31; 1 Peter 1:10-11); but he also wrote from his own experience.
As Jonathan spoke on David’s behalf, Saul could no longer control his anger. It seems that he always kept a spear (a pole with a sharp metal head) by him. Suddenly, Saul took the spear and he tried to kill Jonathan with it. On previous occasions, Saul had tried to kill David in the same manner (1 Samuel 18:11; 1 Samuel 19:10). My brothers and sisters, it is hard for you to kick against the prick. How dare you to try and destroy the work of God and even remove his anointed. I believe that I am an anointed servant and many tried and failed. You cannot touch God’s anointed nor block the passage that God opened for the journey.
Jonathan managed to avoid the spear, but he too was very angry. He was angry, not that Saul had tried to kill him, but about Saul’s attitude towards David. For that reason, Jonathan left the meal; he refused to eat anything from that meal. May I see a Jonathan that is walking in the steps of God that will stand up for a friend even against his parents. Do not forget that Jonathan was next in line for the throne, to become the next king of Israel. What we know is through a covenant he had given up his rights to David to be the next king. Will you?
Your humble servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
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