Everything I Do, I Do It For You

This song has been a huge hit because it holds a sentiment that we would all like someone to feel for us.

1 Samuel 20:1-42

Reference: v.4 Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you want me to do, I’ll do for you.” (TNIV Bible)

Explore: An iconic movie from the early 1990s is Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It was a re-made version of the classic tale, and when Kevin Costner was at his best.

While the movie was a Blockbuster, the soundtrack has continued on through the decades. The theme song, Everything I Do, I Do It For You (Bryan Adams) still plays across our radios when they feature the classic hits of the 90s. It’s also on high rotation during any good karaoke session!

This song speaks of the ultimate sacrifice – putting yourself on the line for the one you love.
“I would fight for you, I’d lie for you,
Walk the wire for you, yeah I’d die for you.”

This song has been a huge hit, not just because it may be connected to a celebrity or a blockbuster movie, but because it holds a sentiment that we would all like someone to feel for us.

Application: Bryan Adams may not have known it, but God wrote this song line long before Adams made it a hit. If Jonathan, friend of David, had have been a songwriter, I’m sure his song to David would have held similar words. When reading this chapter in 1 Samuel, I couldn’t help but be reminded of this classic hit.

Jonathan was willing to put his life, and even his inheritance, on the line for his friend David.

This is the ultimate sacrifice we read about in the Old Testament, and the New Testament follows it up by showing that Jesus did actually give His life for those He loves.

While we listen to hit love songs and wish that someone would have that kind of dedication towards us, we forget that someone already does. Jesus was willing to sacrifice His life for every single one of us.

He didn’t write a song about it, He didn’t add it to a movie, He didn’t even make any money out of it, but He did it to show us what real love actually is.

Prayer: Lord, may I love You so much that I’m willing to put my life on the line for You too. Amen.

What sacrifice are you willing to make for the One you love?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.