1 Samuel 14

1 Samuel 14:1-52

SUMMARYTrue example

OVERVIEWKing Saul and his son, Jonathan, are contrasted as Jonathan fearlessly led a victory over the Philistine army.

BIG IDEAWhen God is for us, nothing can stop us.

KEY VERSE1 Samuel 14:6 (Jonathan to armor-bearer)
“Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans,” Jonathan said to his armor bearer. “Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!”

I want you to be an example in your faith, words, and deeds. Many talk about me to others and even live for me when it’s convenient. But I want you to live for me always. I want to be the one you seek in the morning and throughout the day. I want you to be the one who says, “Wow! I can’t wait to see how God provides,” when I lead you to step out of your comfort zone.

Let me lead you in all areas of your life. Don’t worry about failing. I’m not asking you to live a perfect life. I’m asking you to trust me and follow me. When you fail, repent and get back up. You don’t have to prove yourself to me. I already love you. I am for you and will strengthen you. But I want you to walk with me today because I have so much to show you. You will love it!

Don’t sit back and watch others live by faith. Seek God and listen for his direction. Then step out in faith and trust God as he leads you.