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When The Odds are Against Us

Scripture

“Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, “Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few.””

1 SAMUEL 14:6 NASB

Observation

Jonathan was the son of King Saul. At this time they were about to go battle against the Philistines. Due to some circumstances, the last verses of the previous chapter ends by saying:

“So it came about on the day of battle that neither sword nor spear was found in the hands of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan, but they were found with Saul and his son Jonathan.”

1 SAMUEL 13:22 NASB

Then Jonathan goes with a young man alone to battle against the army of the Philistines. After Jonathan started to defeat the Philistines with the help of God, Saul arrived wit his army to the battle and he saw a great confusion in the Philistine camp, because the Philistines were battling among themselves.

Application

Even though the odds were against Jonathan, and it was very unlikely that they could succeed, Jonathan believed that the Lord could work through them, because God is not limited by the odds. If it is God’s will, it does not matter if the odds are against us. We must move forward even without see the outcome but been sure that God’s will will be done. That is faith.

Prayer

Lord. Thank you for this Saturday. I pray that I won’t take decisions based on fear but based on faith of what you can do. I love you. In Jesus name I pray.

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