Were there ever two friends like David and Jonathan? It says that their souls were knit together. They trusted each other. They watched out for each other. Often they just hung out and were just great friends. They made a pact with each other because their friendship ran so deep, that no matter what happened in the future, whoever was left standing, they would watch out for the other’s family and offspring.
As it turned out, Jonathan’s father King Saul turned on David, he hated him and tried to have him killed. Jonathan remained true to his friend despite what his own father was doing. Eventually Saul and all his sons (including Jonathan) were killed in battle, and David was soon afterward anointed King over Israel. It says in 2Samuel 9:1 … “Now David said, “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”.”
The son of Jonathan was found and his name was Mephibosheth. This young man was dropped when he was young and became a cripple. He was invited to sit and eat at the table of the king and be among the king’s most noble and selected people. David made him feel like he belonged at the king’s table. David kept his promise to his dear friend. Jesus invites us to His table and He treats us like we belong there, because He also keeps His promises.