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Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armor, ‘Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that the LORD will work for us, for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few.’ And his armor-bearer said to him, ‘Do all that is in your heart. Do as you wish. Behold, I am with you heart and soul.’(v. 6). I Samuel 14:6-7
`Matthew Henry comments that “an active faith will venture far in God’s cause upon an ‘it may be.’” The future might be uncertain, but if we pursue good, and we are confident in God’s power, we should not be afraid to pursue it. We have the liberty to attempt great things in faith knowing the Lord may bless it.
Nothing is certain this side of eternity, except eternity. But the Word of God is both eternal and certain; it is sure. It is Truth in which we are confident.
Though many say today that the degeneration of the times warrants God’s judgment, and while I cannot say with certainty what God will do about the apostasy of our nation, my responsibility is to trust His power.
The Scripture warns us that we have no ‘out’ when it comes to dealing with the realities of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Our responsibility is to have confidence in the Lord’s power, to deliver, and to redeem. God is sovereign.
God honored Jonathan’s courage and trust in the ‘it may be’ of God’s purpose.
It may be that God intends to redeem the nation, one community at a time, word of mouth, neighbor by neighbor, church by church. It may be that God is calling you to invite your friends, or your neighbors, or your Sunday school class to study with you and be part of the “it may be” for the nation.
That’s exactly where I want to be. How about you? I am with you heart and soul.