THE MANY AND THE FEW
Today's Reading: 1 Samuel 14
Key Verse: 1 Samuel 14:6b
For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.
As King Saul's son, Jonathan had probably learned from observing the interaction between his father and the prophet Samuel. Our children often learn more from being in our presence, and in the presence of our visitors, than from our efforts at direct teaching. Obviously Jonathan had come to believe in God and in His power to equip a man for victory in battle. By just two brave men, the rout of the enemy of Israel began, and confusion reigned in the ranks of the Philistines.
Jonathan seemed to have more common sense than his father. Saul's foolish edict to not eat robbed the men of the energy they needed. There are those in our day who burden God's people in ways that rob us of spiritual vitality, rather than encouraging us to partake of the "honey" that God has provided through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Go ahead, have some honey! Be refreshed today by the life-giving sweetness found in God's Word and in the experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit. Victory is ours!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, as we read these words and pause often to worship You, we're conscious that we're partaking of the sweetness of Your provision for us. Like Jonathan, our countenance has brightened. We pray that this energy level will continue in order that we may "fight the good fight of faith." In Jesus' conquering Name we pray, Amen!
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