Faith is a big deal. Faith moves mountains and Jonathan had faith that God could prevail. He took the steps to go to the place to be used and waited for God’s sign that the time was right. It was the great show of faith that caused the Israelite’s small army to overtake the Philistines. Saul missed the mark with his side bets about not eating for the day and then is so nearsighted with his oath that he is willing to kill his son, the one who had the faith God used. It is very easy to think you’re following God and doing his will when you are actually trying to be God and do your own will. Faith is the key to our relationship with God.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.