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The Right-Hand Man

Today’s Verse:

And his armourbearer said unto him, Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart. ~1 Samuel 14:9

We refer to the right hand as being the dominant of our two hands. The right hand has the idea of approval, favor, and strength. The term “right-hand man” refers to a very loyal person that a leader depends upon. He is the person that watches your back and provides an extra set of eyes. He is the man at your side who helps you get things done. He is your dependable shadow in whatever you do. This morning, let us be inspired by the testimony of Jonathan’s armorbearer, or his right-hand man.

We see the focused standing.

An armorbearer held the weapons for the one he served. He made sure no weapons were missing or left behind. His responsibility was to finish whatever his captain started. He made sure that the enemy who was wounded was not left alive. He would always follow behind his captain. He exemplifies for us the dependability and loyalty of followers to their leaders. Followers should have a clear understanding of their roles. They never run ahead, and are always clos