Do you love others as deeply as you love yourself?
Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. (1 Samuel 18:3 KJV)
Jonathan and David lived a life set apart as true brothers in Christ. They have left a godly example behind for all brothers and sisters in Christ to consider and put into place in their own lives. They became close friends who had a bond or ribbon of royalty running thickly through their veins despite any circumstances or adverse situations which threatened to come between them.
David and Jonathan were more loyal to each other than actual real family members. They had a bond of friendship which remained through testing and trials. They modeled the loyalty and love of God in their friendship which was set aside after the things of God.
Everything of God is based upon love: His unconditional love for us brings about a genuine love for others.