Episode 742: Friendship in the Psalms

Episode 742 September 26, 2023 00:10:00
Episode 742: Friendship in the Psalms
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Episode 742: Friendship in the Psalms

Sep 26 2023 | 00:10:00

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Show Notes

The friendship between a young David and Jonathan, the son of Saul, is one of the most remarkable examples of true friendship in the Bible. It is often studied and revered as an example of unselfish love and devotion between friends, based on mutual respect, trust, and shared faith in God.

 

While the Book of Psalms does not explicitly mention David’s friendship with Jonathan, many believe that the themes of friendship, loyalty, and love in various psalms can reflect the essence of their relationship. David’s lament for Jonathan and Saul in 2 Samuel 1:17-27, although not a psalm, is a profound expression of his grief and love for Jonathan.

 

In today’s top ten list, we explore “Ten Psalms that Explore Themes of Love, Friendship, Loyalty, and Covenant Faithfulness.” They include Psalm 1 which discusses the value of godly companionship, Psalm 68 which affirms the friendship of God, and Psalm 133 which celebrates unity among brothers. It also includes Psalm 41 and Psalm 55 which explore betrayal by one’s friends.

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