The Bible, after all, doesn’t say whether or not David liked Mephibosheth.
What it says is that David and Jonathan had a special love for each other (see 1 Samuel 18:1–4; ; 2 Samuel ); and because David loved Jonathan, he extended kindness to Mephibosheth.
We don’t have much in common (except our faces, which are almost identical). And it doesn’t really matter how much they like each other.
When we’re together, we seem to regress to childhood, circa 1985, when I was nine and she was sixteen. What matters is that they extend themselves to one another.
Our dating group that was reading this together had to start each meeting by clearing out everything we hated about the last chapter, but also in all of the discord with the authors, we found great conversation in disagreeing. It did exactly what it said--helped up build a solid foundation.
It provokes deeper searching in the scripture to find out the real truth and helped us tackle hard questions. We are always looking for a couples-devotional book that measures up to this one, but we haven't found one yet. I especially like that you read the short daily devotionals by yourself during the week and come together on the weekend to read a devotion together with discussion questions! While I disagree with some of the theology in the book, overall I found it helpful as a reflection and discussion device.
This book, though it was not enjoyed as much for what it was, had some great value for our couples group as well as the one-on-one conversations with my girlfriend. My fiance's proposal even stemmed from a discussion based upon one particular chapter, so for that alone, it was a worthwhile read.
I like the format: about two pages of daily reading for Monday through Friday, then 6-10 questions to discuss on Saturday. Definitely very inspiring, convicting, and helpful. May however be geared more towards those new to their faith.
Through short chap HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE – FOR GOD?On Wednesday nights, when I have church commitments, Griff eats dinner with Leanne and her family. When I am out of town on business, Leanne calls Griff and checks on him.And though Griff and Leanne do have affection for one another, they make these gestures, I think, less out of affection for one another and more out of love for me.I didn't like the content of all of the daily messages - some of it was great, some of it was boring, and some of it I just didn't agree with. None the less it was very eye opening in a couple areas to me and each weeks study seemed to be quite relevant to the events in my life.We had talked about a lot of the questions before just in regular conversation, but it was neat to have a focused discussion every week.