1 Samuel 18:1-3 “After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.”
Last week we looked at the importance of friendship. Research shows that people with good friends tend to have better health, are more fulfilled, and live longer. So how does one gain a friend? In 1 Samuel 18 we see a number of great principles on building a great friendship. The foundation for any friendship is commitment. Jonathan and David made a covenant to each other expressing their commitment to each other. If we want our friendships to grow we need to share experiences, be generous, be available and celebrate rather than compete.  
How about you? Is there a friendship in your life that you need to invest in? Think about the acquaintances, casual friends, close friends and intimate friends in your circle. How can you give generously to one friend in each circle this week? 
Take some time to read and reflect on Philippians 2:3-4. How can you live out these verses in your friendships today?
God Bless,