1 Samuel 14:15-23

We are in the middle of Jonathan’s story…yesterday we saw that it is great faith in God that is the important point.  Today we not only see this come to conclusion in God’s victory.  Jonathan boldly initiated action against the Philistines and led the Israelites into battle while Saul looked on.  Jonathan acted decisively in great faith that God would deliver.  The contrast today is Saul…Saul who hesitates – he looks to see who is missing from his ranks – he yields to religious ritual and, as we will see, will prove himself foolish in his decisions.  I think the message for us today is this…is there a reluctance to take positions or action until one is absolutely certain of which way the wind is blowing?  Said differently…is there a lack of faith in stepping out and trusting God to deliver?