1 Samuel 13 & 14
Notes on Worship and Passion for God
CHAPTER 13: VERSES 1-15
PASSION - The men of Israel hid in caves and quaked with fear. (v.6,7) When we face a great enemy, God is looking for warriors that will be brave and stand their ground. We never have to quake with fear with God on our side.
CHAPTER 14: VERSES 1-14WORSHIP - Jonathan would let God show them what to do by the reaction of the Philistines. (v.8-10) Rather than sneaking up on them he revealed their presence, looking to their response as the sign. We should always seek to know God's will and look to Him to give us signs of His desire for our lives.
PASSION - Jonathan wanted to pick a fight. (v.6) He had faith that God would save them. He trusted in God enough to go on the offensive for His glory. Our faith in God should be great enough to tackle the obstacles that stand in our way.
PASSION - The people who were hiding in caves came out to fight because they knew they were winning. (v.22) They no longer cowered in fear, but rose up in courage. We must always stand in courage because God is victorious and will give us the victory in the end.
PASSION - No one in the regular army would eat the honey because they feared their King. (v.26) Though it was oozing out of a tree in the woods, the men resisted. What a faithful group of men to their king! We must learn how to resist the many temptations the devil throws at us in the same way.