Friendship is another character trait children can learn from David. As a young man, he developed a close friendship with Jonathan. Their friendship spanned years and distance, but they remained loyal to one another through thick and thin. David trusted Jonathan, and Jonathan sacrificed for David, even though Jonathan’s father, King Saul, wanted to kill David!
As children grow, they need to learn the value of friendship and unconditional love. They need to learn to be a dependable, reliable and trustworthy friend who will be committed through good times and bad. It’s probably safe to say that few children’s friendship will face the pressure that David’s and Jonathan’s did, but if children learn from their friendship, they will be a better picture of Christ in adulthood and take the qualities of respect and loyalty into their significant relationships.