Choosing the Son of Jesse to Your Own Shame: Neither You Nor Your Kingdom Shall Be Established, 1 Samuel 20

We are called to live in the world but not be of the world. And so Jonathan returns to the house of Saul. His calling is not to give his ultimate loyalty to the kingdom of Saul. But his calling is also not to flee from the kingdom of Saul. His calling is to live in the kingdom of Saul while his ultimate loyalty is to the kingdom of David. And to choose such a life is for Jonathan to choose a life of voluntary obscurity for the sake of the kingdom of God.