David and Jonathan became great friends. Jonathan gave David several gifts. He gave him a robe, a military tunic, a sword, a bow, and a belt. Saul tried on several occasions to kill David. Jonathan warned David of Saul’s rage. Jonathan and David devised a plan to determine the extent of Saul’s hatred. Once Saul’s full intent was brought out and he tried to kill his own son, Jonathan went to warn David that he needed to flee. Jonathan and David were true friends. Jonathan serves to give us a picture of what Jesus does for us. Jesus is the mighty friend of sinners. In John 15:15 Jesus calls us friends. Jesus willingly gave up His place in heaven to come to earth and die for our sins, and now intercedes for us before God in heaven.