1 Samuel 20
Notes on Leadership
LEADERSHIP - 1). David put together a plan to convince Jonathan that Saul was trying to kill him. (v.5-7) Jonathan would judge King Saul's actions when David missed the new moon festival. It was a good plan, though it involved misleading Saul to get to the truth. 2). Jonathan also had a plan. (v.18-22) He would take a boy and shoot some arrows, indicating his father's intentions with the destination of the arrows. Again, it was a plan hidden in true intentions to protect David. Jonathan showed good leadership skills as well in helping with the situation. 3). Saul was looking for David. (v.26,27) He noticed that he was gone. He didn't let the hype of the big event distract him from keeping tabs on his leaders. Though he was looking for David with evil intent, he was good to hold his men accountable for their actions. 4). Jonathan led this young boy in actions that would help his friend David. (v.38-40) He told him to hurry and find the arrows, a hint to his friend to hurry because his life was in danger. He didn't tell the boy what was going on, to protect him. He sent him back to town before he confronted David. He gave the young man just what he needed to be involved and grow, without giving him too much info, which could have hurt him in the end.