The Faith of Jonathan

Scripture: 1 Samuel 13:15-14:23

Saul and Jonathan are left to fight the incoming army with 600 fragile men, two swords, an armor bearer, and a cursed priest. While Saul steps back and lets Jonathan do the job he is supposed to be doing, Jonathan’s confident faith in God’s help leads him to go to battle in what seems like insurmountable, hopeless circumstances. Although he is unsure of the outcome, he doesn’t confine God to his own limited human knowledge but instead moves forward trusting that God will act.