26th November 2011, hej
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5) The Kings
Saul, the first king, is not recorded as making any prayers, when in distress he did not wait for Samuel and rather then praying, he offers instead the sacrifice Samuel was to make.
His son Jonathan has a different spirit and Yahweh hears him when he speaks. Here he without any support but an armour bearer and his faith in Yahweh thinks to take on a whole garrison of the Philistines,
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 Yahweh will work for us: for there is no restraint to Yahweh to save by many or by few”.
And his armour bearer said unto him, “Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart”.
Then said Jonathan, “Behold, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto them. If they say thus unto us, 'Tarry until we come to you'; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them. But if they say thus, 'Come up unto us'; then we will go up: for Yahweh has delivered them into our hand: and this shall be a sign unto us.
And both of them discovered themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines: and the Philistines ..the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armourbearer, and said, “Come up to us, and we will shew you a thing”. And Jonathan said unto his armourbearer, Come up after me: for Yahweh has delivered them into the hand of Israel. (1Samuel 14:6-12)
There was a great victory to Israel that day despite a lack of swords.