Being Outspoken

I know sometimes being a loud talker, OK always being a loud talker, isn’t a good thing. But there is a time when being outspoken is right & loyalty is put to the test.

1 Samuel 19:1-5

Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan was very fond of David and warned him, “My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be on your guard tomorrow morning; go into hiding and stay there. I will go out and stand with my father in the field where you are. I’ll speak to him about you and will tell you what I find out.”

Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “Let not the king do wrong to his servant David; he has not wronged you, and what he has done has benefited you greatly. He took his life in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The Lord won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?”

Jonathan did not just warn David in private but stood & spoke against his father the king who erred against God & his Anointed One. This is just how Christ is portrayed in the New Testament. The world has sinned against an innocent man.
Question for you: “Have you taken this view of Christ?”

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