Notes: July 2, 2008 – 1 Samuel 14

  • Jonathan, Saul’s son (but not his only son, 14:49 ), goes on his own military outing, and routs the enemy (14:1-15).
  • But, because his father king had cursed anyone who ate that day (14:24), Jonathan nearly died because he, unknowingly, refreshed himself after the battle (14:27-28). The people, wisely, came to his rescue (14:45).
  • Have you ever been so hungry that you could eat raw steak? (14:32-33).
  • God doesn’t always answer prayer on our terms (14:37).
  • Saul’s entire reign was overshadowed by Philistine oppression (14:52). Imagine a lifetime of spiritual war.