Presented by Casey Kluver (00:50)
Do you believe in God or just say you believe in God? Does your faith contain the courage needed for follow through?
The story of Prince Jonathan provides an incredible insight into faithful courage. During a war between Israel and the Philistines, Jonathan approaches the Philistine camp out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-positioned. He and his one armor bearer had one sword between the two of them, they had to climb a rocky cliff in daylight and the enemy was watching them as they climbed! But then, once Jonathan reached the top, twenty of the enemy warriors fell before him and sent the rest of the army into a panic.
Jonathan’s and his armor bearer’s courage did not come from their might, their strategy, or their past experience in battle. It came from them knowing that God is for them. God had already promised victory to the Israelite army but Jonathan was the only one who believed it. Jonathan’s faith inspired the armor bearer and their courageous action inspired the rest of the army.
Listen as Casey reminds you that faith has all the courage you need to follow God wherever he leads you.
Scripture references: 1 Samuel 14:1-23
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