Be Bravely Good

“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.'” (1 Sam 14:6)
 
Most decision-making involves three elements: value, practicality, and ethics. We ask what we will get out of the choice (What’s in it for me?), then we ask whether it is practical (What would it cost me to make this happen?), and then we ask whether we should (What would God say about this?).
 
Jonathan reversed that order. He asked what God would have him do even if it seemed impractical (or impossible!) and without regard for personal injury. Ethics first. Practicality second. Self-interest last.
 
This is faithful decision-making. If it is right, who cares if it is practical? The right thing is rarely practical, and it seldom lines up with our selfish interests.
 
Be a Jonathan. Be bravely good.
 
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites

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