When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. 3Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. 4Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. 5David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him; as a result, Saul set him over the army. And all the people, even the servants of Saul, approved. (1 Samuel 18:1-5, NRSV)
What is going on in this reading? David went and spoke with Saul and because of that Jonathan’s soul was bound to David’s soul?
And Jonathan gave David his robe and armor and sword and bow and belt. Jonathan gave David everything. They were soul mates.
You could say that Jonathan watched over David as he went out for Saul. And because of this connection and love David was successful, is what the reading implies.
I would say that this love from Jonathan was a seal upon David and it allowed him to focus on what God was sending him to do.
So who has God given you to love you and help you focus on the world God placed in your path?