Warriors forge very close bonds. Often when they return from deployment, they find they have more in common with their fellow warriors than with their own spouse and children. This is why it’s so unsettling for the warrior to be reassigned shortly after returning from war—or if the warrior is moved out of theater ahead of his or her unit. In such cases, warriors are torn from the most powerful support group they have.
“Then Jonathan said to David, ‘Go in peace, since we have both sworn in the name of the LORD, saying, “May the LORD be between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants, forever.”’ So he arose and departed, and Jonathan went into the city” (1 Samuel 20:42, NKJV).
In 1 Samuel 20, David and Jonathan sense that circumstances beyond their control would separate them forever. They coped by resolving, “May the Lord be between you and me … forever.” God Himself would be the binding tie in their lives and would comfort them.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.