Who was Jonathan in the Bible?
Here's the answer:
Jonathan was King Saul's son and David's best friend.
Jonathan's father, King Saul, hated David. Even so, Jonathan became best friends with David. Jonathan was a loyal friend to David and protected him from many attacks that his father placed against David. Jonathan also helped David escape when Saul was trying to kill David.
Jonathan was drastically different from his father, King Saul. Jonathan was kind, courageous, and understanding. Saul was mean, cowardly, and didn't care about others. When Jonathan helped David, Saul tried to kill Jonathan when he felt he had been betrayed. Jonathan didn't die at the hands of his father, but he died later in battle.
Jonathan was a good friend and a good follower of the Lord. He loved God and this was shown to us in his actions. His father may have been disobedient to God, but Jonathan followed God and helped to protect David no matter the cost. Jonathan is a good example of a great friend who will be with you always and won't leave you when times get hard.
"David finished talking with Saul. After that, Jonathan and David became close friends. Jonathan loved David just as he loved himself" (1 Samuel 18:1).
"Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan liked David very much. So Jonathan warned him, 'My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be very careful tomorrow morning. Find a place to hide and stay there. My father and I will come and stand in the field where you are hiding. I’ll speak to him about you. Then I’ll tell you what I find out''" (1 Samuel 19:1-3).
"Jonathan said to David, ‘I’ll do anything you want me to do for you’" (1 Samuel 20:4).