Our passage describes a story of the young boy Samuel, who was surprised to hear the voice of God. Listening for the voice of God is an important part of walking by faith, and Samuel is an example of a person who listened to God. Of course, his historical situation and his prophetic role were […]
In 1 Samuel 8:1-22, the people reject God as their judge by asking Samuel for a king, “such as all the other nations have.” (v. 5) God’s intention was not for them to be like the other nations! In spite of their rejection, God is faithful and eventually sends them a King like no other.
In 1 Samuel 3:1-21, timid Samuel receives a word from the Lord, which was rare at that time, and speaks the difficult word of truth he has received to the leader of Israel. What are the conditions through which the Lord speaks to us? How should we live in order to hear from the Lord? […]
From Hannah’s example, what can we learn about living with the blessing of God? Equally important, how should we live when the blessing we request has not been received?