1 Samuel 14:6
1 Samuel 14:6
Jonathan was the son of King Saul. He had surely heard the story of Gideon and his band of 300 routing a countless army of invaders. He knew in his heart that if God was with you, the odds against you did not matter. He determined that if the Philistines called him to come up the hill to them, then God was going to deliver them into his hands. But if they said to stay where they saw him, it was not the time to face the Philistines.
Sure enough, they called him to come up to them. He and his armor bearer went up against overwhelming odds, and a great defeat of the Philistines followed. God and one man or woman is a majority. Jonathan did not look at the size of the army he was facing, but at the greatness of his God.
We are always tempted to look at the physical and make calculations, but if God’s will is involved, then all the practical reasoning in the world goes out the window. He can do as He pleases. He is never limited by circumstances. Faith looks at the greatness of God not the circumstances.
When we are led by the Spirit of God, we have to fix our gaze on the greatness of God or we will become fearful and doubt His will. Our trust must be in Him and His Word and not in our own ability, statistics, programs, or previous success. God does great things through us when we will listen for His leading and act on it in faith.
Consider: Has the Lord been leading you to do something that just doesn’t seem reasonable? Fix your eyes on His greatness and step out in faith.
Pastor William Del Casale