No leader succeed on his own. Even David needed his Jonathan.
In the dark days when he fled to escape the threats if King Saul, David turned to his friend for strength and encouragement. At great risk to himself, Jonathan, hoping to pacify his father and reconcile the king to his friend, spoke well of David. And for a short while Saul relented, promising that David would not die by his hand.
Soon Saul’s old animosities reasserted themselves, and Jonathan once again risked his life to help his dear friend. Jonathan remained faithful to his comrade until the very end of his life.
Do you have someone who “strengthens your hand in God?” All leaders need loyal friends who can help them to persevere through the tough times.
So Jonathan told David, saying, “My father Saul seeks to kill you. Therefore please be on your guard until morning, and stay in a secret place and hide. And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak with my father about you. Then what I observe, I will tell you.”
1 Samuel 19:2-3
(from Leadership Promises for Everyday)