Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Observations from 1 Samuel, Number 4

"And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few." 1 Samuel 14:6
Saul, Jonathan, and the remnant of the people still with them faced dismal odds in an imminent battle. Scripture records that the small victory Jonathan and his armorbearer recorded was the catalyst for a huge military victory, and caused the Philistines to scamper back to their own cities.

Jonathan remembered an important fact at an important time: God doesn't need "us"—as in, large groups of people—to do His work; He only needs faithful servants. He may choose to "save by many" if that is His will. He may choose to use only one faithful servant to do great things for Him. Are we willing to be that lone faithful servant, if this is God's will?

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