1 Samuel 14

“It may be that the LORD will work for us, for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few" (v6).  Jonathan approached the enemy camp with a heart full of faith in what the Lord could do, though he did not presume to know God’s will (v10).  He waited for God’s sign, and then he and his armor-bearer attacked, trusting in God’s power.  King Saul later entered the battle with his troops but, rather than acting in faith, his focus was on vengeance and unnecessary curses (v17,24).

“The Lord has given them into our hand” (v10).  Faith in God, rather than fear of enemies or disaster or the future, points us in the right direction.