I love preaching through 1 Samuel. The way God worked in the hearts of evil and good people to bring about His king — then tried and did it all over again!
This is where Jonathan and David make a covenant with one another. This is hesed at it’s finest. Jonathan puts loyalty to his father and his own rise to the throne aside to accomplish what God wants. David has the choice to run off on his own, or to receive that hesed from Jonathan.
David enters into the covenant and they would stick up for each other and defend each other even after the death of Jonathan.