Friendship

Ruth is committed to Naomi - Ruth 1:15 – 1:22 (commentary)

Naomi told Ruth, “Orpah has gone back to her people and her gods and you should go back with her gods and you should go back with her” (v. 15). Ruth answers her by begging her not to make her go back and says she wants to go where Naomi goes and to stay wher …

Paul’s Closing Remarks - I Corinthians 16:19 – 16:24 (commentary)

Paul tells us about Aquila and Priscilla, a husband-and-wife team, who had been expelled from Rome because Aquila was a Jew (v. 19). They had come to Corinth and set up a tent-making business and this was where Paul first met them. When Paul moved from Corinth to Ephesus, they …

David and Jonathan’s Covenant to each other - I Samuel 20:1 – 20:23 (commentary)

Here is the story of a friendship that transcends personal ambition, family differences and even the circumstances of war. After leaving Ramah, David returned to Jonathan, his closest friend and brother-in-law, for help and advice (vv. 1-4). Knowing of Saul’s hostility toward him …