The Prince: Jonathan by Francine Rivers

The Prince: Jonathan by Francine Rivers

Author:Francine Rivers
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: FICTION / Christian / Historical, FICTION / Religious
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Published: 2013-06-01T04:00:00+00:00

David returned to Gibeah. Jonathan was kept so busy with matters of state that he had no time to see him. And when he did, David was preparing to leave again. “Pray for me, my friend!” David clasped Jonathan’s arms in greeting. He was trembling with excitement. “I have just spoken to several of the king’s attendants and I may become your brother yet!”

“You are already my brother.” Jonathan was delighted his father had followed through with his decision to give Michal to David.

David released him and they walked together. “I’m leaving in an hour.”

“Leaving? For where?”

“The king announced the bride-price for your sister Michal. And I have until the new moon festival.”

“David!” Jonathan called before he went far. “What price did the king set?”

“One hundred foreskins!”

One hundred kills—and proof they were uncircumcised Philistines. Jonathan was dismayed, for it was another indication that his father was adopting the customs of surrounding nations. The Egyptians lopped off hands and collected them as trophies to prove how many they killed. The Philistines took heads. Jonathan wondered if his father understood that he might be sending David to his death. And if Israel lost their champion, what then? Would they lose their faith as well? By all that was right, Michal already belonged to David because of the king’s promise.

But maybe his father was right. David was eager to prove himself worthy.

Lord, protect him. Go before him and be his rear guard. And may Michal prove herself a worthy bride when David returns!


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