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Archive for October 5th, 2011

The first step belongs to you

In I Samuel 14 the Israelites were facing a huge battle with the Phillistines.   The Phillistines had a huge army that included 30,000 chariots, 6,000 horseman and the Bible says "and people like the sand which is on the seashore in abundance."  I'm just saying...that is a lot of people!  In contrast the Israelites, under Saul's leadership had 600 in his army.  Was a victory for the Israelites even possible under the BEST circumstances?  Only with God's help, that's for sure. In chapter 14 Jonathan has an overwhelming feeling to go to the camp of the Phillistines and do a little battle.  Jonathan who was Saul's first born son should have been the next in line for the throne...the King.  As it was David had already been annointed to be the next King after Saul.  I don't know about you but I think this would have been a tough pill to swallow.  Jonathan however was a bigger person and had the heart of a true team player.  Jonathan just wanted to be on the winning team, Gods team ...
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