Today’s passage: 1 Samuel 14:1-23
- Jonathan’s faith is put on display when he says, “for nothing can hinder the Lord from saving by many or by few.” If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
- Inferior numbers and inferior weapons were no obstacle to God. He can use the earth as a weapon and inflict fear into the hearts of men.
- Saul sought the ark and asked the priest to prepare them for blessing in battle. In his impatience, he stopped Ahijah and went on without first turning to the Lord…
- BUT, the Lord was the one who saved Israel on that day (Verse 23). Saul had nothing to do with it. The rightful King saved His people.
Questions to consider:
- How are Jonathan and Saul being contrasted?
- How is King Saul being contrasted with God? Who seems to be in control? Who seems to lack any control?
- Israel wanted a king to fight their battles…and God was (And IS) always that King! How do we see this to be true in Romans 8:31-39?