Jonathan knew that two swords and six hundred men will mean nothing compared to the multitude and the Chariots of the enemy. It was time to walk by faith. Faith is not a New Testament concept. The report in Hebrews 11 draw examples of faith from the Old Testament. Whether then or now, faith is still the substance of things hoped for. Listen to Johnathan: ” ..there is no restraint to the Lord..” That sounds like a New Testament talk. Its just because its a faith talk. The most exciting part of the story is the faith of Jonathan’s armour bearer. This young man is every leader’s dream. The young man knew his future lies in what is in his master’s heart. He had no fear of the Philistines so long as his master was with him. By that trust, he became a great encouragement to Johnathan as well. What would have been your reaction if you were the armour bearer? God gives us opportunities everyday to trust the people we serve to have more wins. What the two demonstrates is called leadership trust. An article from Center of Creative Leadership explains the place of trust especially during times of disruption like this: ” Leadership trust creates the stable foundation for employees and their organizations to flex, adapt, and thrive in times of continuous change”. They didn’t read that article, but they had faith in God. It may take a few or many, so long as God is there, a trust between the leader and the led, the sky won’t be the limit. Victory was wrought that day. That will be yours as well.
Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines’ garrison, that is on the other side. But he told not his father…. And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few. 1 Samuel 14:1, 6 KJV