6 Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few.”
7 “Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.”
Jonathan had faith in the Lord and a friend behind him. This is a powerful combination! That day Jonathan and his armor-bearer routed 20 Philistine soldiers at their outpost. Jonathan’s faith in God inspired his friend (“I am with you heart and soul.”) His friend’s loyalty strengthened Jonathan’s heart.
I need more bold confidence and faith in the Lord. There are certainly enemies of God’s people around here! I need to believe and have the utmost confidence that God is going to use me/us to rout the enemy. My confidence must be high. As I share my faith in God it will inspire my brothers. Their loyalty and commitment strengthens and emboldens me! God’s victory through me is the result. What’s more – I need to be an armor-bearer for my brothers. As I respond to their faith in God and support them, I will see more of God’s power through us. Victory comes by faith in God and through community. Without God or my brothers, I could do nothing.
Remind me, Father, how much I need You. Nothing can be accomplished apart from You! You also give me friends who share this belief and confidence in You. Thank You! Use us to impact this community and bring damage to the Kingdom of darkness.