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Would Jesus say that Jonathan acted in accordance with his father?

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Intro

I believe that Jesus would say Jonathan was acting in accordance with his father…
Be like Jonathan and fight without fear
Don’t be like Israel and be fair weather faithful
Don’t be like Saul acting with hasty words
Recognize our need for refreshment in the midst of our battle for God
Don’t be like Saul and make hasty
Do not sit by while the righteous receive unjust treatment
How many of you growing up have heard that you were just like your … ?
Good Traits
...
Bad Traits
Elisa’s teeth
Jon’s eyes
Good Traits
...
You have heard the saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”
Or perhaps the more positive “A chip off the old block”
I want my children to be just like their Father !!
PRAYER
God we ask that you would still our hearts and minds and focus us on your word in 1 Samuel today. Grant us your Spirit that we might apply this to our own lives. Consume us like a fire LORD.

Message

= Jonathan Defeats the Philistines

Saul’s Sacrifice - Kingdom Removed
Jonathan = Saul’s Son = Future King
Jon & armor bearer - garrison of Philistines
Saul = in cave
Ahijah = Ichabod’s brother = Phinehas = Eli - - Priest?
Jonathan = rocky crag - V - = shiny / thorny
Philistines = uncircumcised ...
1 Samuel 14:6 ESV
6 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.”
4.
armor bearer = [David 4 Saul] = Lets Go / I’m with you!
Jonathan’s Plan...
1 Samuel 14:8–10 ESV
8 Then Jonathan said, “Behold, we will cross over to the men, and we will show ourselves to them. 9 If they say to us, ‘Wait until we come to you,’ then we will stand still in our place, and we will not go up to them. 10 But if they say, ‘Come up to us,’ then we will go up, for the Lord has given them into our hand. And this shall be the sign to us.”
Philistines = cocky = little hole dwellers - come learn a lesson
Jonathan - victory! = Jon is a beast!!
1 Samuel 14:13–14 ESV
13 Then Jonathan climbed up on his hands and feet, and his armor-bearer after him. And they fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer killed them after him. 14 And that first strike, which Jonathan and his armor-bearer made, killed about twenty men within as it were half a furrow’s length in an acre of land.
1 Samuel 14:13 ESV
13 Then Jonathan climbed up on his hands and feet, and his armor-bearer after him. And they fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer killed them after him.
Philistines Freak!!! - - Earth Quakes!!
Saul Sees - who is gone? - Jonny…
Saul Says...
1 Samuel 14:18–19 ESV
18 So Saul said to Ahijah, “Bring the ark of God here.” For the ark of God went at that time with the people of Israel. 19 Now while Saul was talking to the priest, the tumult in the camp of the Philistines increased more and more. So Saul said to the priest, “Withdraw your hand.”
Philistine VS Philistine = No Jerseys in War…
Hebrews - turncoats… Out of hiding - band waggon warriors
1 Samuel 14:23 ESV
23 So the Lord saved Israel that day. And the battle passed beyond Beth-aven.

= Saul’s Rash Vow

Saul = Kick them while their down!! - Pursue without rest… [read this section]
1 Samuel 14:25–26 ESV
25 Now when all the people came to the forest, behold, there was honey on the ground. 26 And when the people entered the forest, behold, the honey was dropping, but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
LITERALLY the land flowing with Milk and Honey
Gatorade = replenish physical strength
1 Samuel 14:27 ESV
27 But Jonathan had not heard his father charge the people with the oath, so he put out the tip of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes became bright.
1 Sam 14.
Jonny = did not know \ made his eyes bright
1 Samuel 14:28–30 ESV
28 Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly charged the people with an oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food this day.’ ” And the people were faint. 29 Then Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. See how my eyes have become bright because I tasted a little of this honey. 30 How much better if the people had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies that they found. For now the defeat among the Philistines has not been great.”
1 Sam 14.
Jonathan = speaks ill of Saul’s decision = not how John would have done this…
1 Samuel 14:25–30 ESV
25 Now when all the people came to the forest, behold, there was honey on the ground. 26 And when the people entered the forest, behold, the honey was dropping, but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath. 27 But Jonathan had not heard his father charge the people with the oath, so he put out the tip of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes became bright. 28 Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly charged the people with an oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food this day.’ ” And the people were faint. 29 Then Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. See how my eyes have become bright because I tasted a little of this honey. 30 How much better if the people had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies that they found. For now the defeat among the Philistines has not been great.”
Battle over - Men eat - “pounced on the spoil”
Trigger Happy Paintball - Tomato Soup
1 Samuel 14:32 ESV
32 The people pounced on the spoil and took sheep and oxen and calves and slaughtered them on the ground. And the people ate them with the blood.
Saul = denies sustenance / stumbling block / has to be told about this sin
Saul = builds an ALTAR…
Saul = battle all night
Priest = “Lets see what God says”
… NO Answer…
Saul’s bad decisions continue…
1 Samuel 14:38–39 ESV
38 And Saul said, “Come here, all you leaders of the people, and know and see how this sin has arisen today. 39 For as the Lord lives who saves Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die.” But there was not a man among all the people who answered him.
Joshua - Achan = Saul’s Rash Vow
Saul cast lots = Jonathan
Saul… WHAT?
Jonathan’s Response…
1 Samuel 14:43 ESV
43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done.” And Jonathan told him, “I tasted a little honey with the tip of the staff that was in my hand. Here I am; I will die.”
Jonathan owns it… Saul = stumble to Israel / Jonny
Saul’s Chance = Judge - mercy, leadership, KING!!
… You will die...
But the people step in...
1 Samuel 14:45 ESV
45 Then the people said to Saul, “Shall Jonathan die, who has worked this great salvation in Israel? Far from it! As the Lord lives, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day.” So the people ransomed Jonathan, so that he did not die.
1 Sam 14.45
salvation - with God - ransomed
War over = Philistines go home
1 Samuel 14:43–44 ESV
43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done.” And Jonathan told him, “I tasted a little honey with the tip of the staff that was in my hand. Here I am; I will die.” 44 And Saul said, “God do so to me and more also; you shall surely die, Jonathan.”

= Saul’s Reign in a Nutshell

Strange to be here… Like he’s dead
wars, offspring, what his reign looked like, what he did
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Application:?

So many sermons and applications from todays text...
Be like Jonathan and fight without fear
Don’t be like Israel and be fair weather faithful
Don’t be like Saul acting with hasty words
Recognize our need for refreshment in the midst of our battles for God
Do not sit by while the righteous receive unjust treatment

Remember When We Started…?

How many of you growing up have heard that you were just like your … ?
Good Traits
...
Bad Traits
Elisa’s teeth
Jon’s eyes
For you… “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” … is hurtful
Or … “A chip off the old block”… would make you sick
I want my children to be just like their Father !!
How might Jonathan feel?
I believe that Jesus would say Jonathan was acting in accordance with his father…
Jonathan was not acting like Dad but is acting in accordance with his Father…
Look what Jesus says...
In I hope you will see with clarity these two men
In we have a clear example of the differences and similarities between fathers and sons.
Matthew 23:9 ESV
9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
John 8:39–47 ESV
39 They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, 40 but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. 41 You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” 42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. 43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”
Look again at what John says…
Matthew 23:9 ESV
9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
1 John 3:1–2 ESV
1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
John continues as he says…
1 John 3:9–10 ESV
9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

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Matthew 23:9 ESV
9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
1 John 3:9–10 ESV
9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

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Makes us ask the question of ourselves...
Are we the apple or the chip?
Are you taking after your first family Adam or your adopted family Jesus
PRAYER
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