Monday, October 13, 2008

One Path to Success

1Sa 14:7 So his armorbearer said to him, "Do all that is in your heart. Go then; here I am with you, according to your heart."

Jonathan, son of King Saul, realized that Israel could not defeat the Philistines as they sent their armies through Israel. But if Jonathan could destroy the Philistine garrison at Michmash, the base of the invaders, he could win a great victory. The problem was, he couldn't defeat the garrison at Michmash.

Knowing that God can do a miracle with anyone, Jonathan challenged his armor-bearer to go up with him to attack the garrison. We don't know the armor-bearer's name, but everyone who has ever read the Old Testament knows what he did: he followed Jonathan, and that day they won a great victory.

We have seen that God blesses humility. We have also seen that one way to obtain humility is to submit to one another. By agreeing to obey Jonathan, the armor-bearer was used by God.

Do you want to be used by God? Find someone whom God is using and help him.

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