1 Samuel 14:6-7 - Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few."His armor bearer said to him, "Do all that is in your heart; turn yourself, and here I am with you according to your desire." NASB
One thing life has taught me is we all need one friend who will protect our back. We all need what I call a "Back to Back Brother."
A "Back to Back Brother" is one you can always count on especially when you are in one of life's battles.
The Lord is not constrained to save by many or by few. What a powerful declaration of one's faith. Jonathan didn't need the Israeli Army to conquer the Philistines. God could use Jonathan and his armor bearer and He will do exactly that.
The armor bearer tells Jonathan "turn yourself" or in other words take off towards the Philistines for I am right behind you. The armor bearer was saying, "where you go, I go."
I have been blessed in my life to have had a few friends exactly like this armor bearer. Friends who have had my back when I like Jonathan desired to do something crazy for the Lord. To my "Back to Back Brothers and Sisters" I say sincerely, "Thanks for your amazing trustworthiness." You know who you are and I could not have accomplished what I accomplished without you having my back.
Think On These:
We are on the wrong track when we think of friendship as something to get - rather than something to give.
A loyal friend is one who sticks up for you even when you are not there.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.