Christ promises to protect, empower, and motivate those who are obedient in the faith. ~~~ Yesterday we learned that Jonathan trusted the word of God, and not the numbers. Today we see that he also understood the reality behind covenant. Notice what he says in verse 6—“Let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised.” Earlier, he refers to the garrison as the garrison of the Philistines, so why does he here refer to them as “uncircumcised”? Well, to be uncircumcised meant that you did not have the sign of the covenant of God. You were not in relationship with God, which meant that you did not have the protection of God. But Jonathan was under the covenant of God, was walking with God, and could count on the protection of God. So Jonathan is pointing out to his servant that the Philistines have no promise from God and no protection of God, but they did! Seems like a good idea for followers of Christ to remember that we too have promises extended to us in Christ that protect us, empower us, and motivate us to the obedience of faith. Which promise are you depending on today?