Spiritual Training 1 Samuel 1:11

Posted: January 7, 2017 in 1 Sameul, Uncategorized
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Under Gods Command

1 Samuel 1:11 Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy ministered before the LORD under Eli the priest.

Samuel “ministered before the LORD under Eli the priest.” In other words, Samuel was Eli’s helper or assistant. In this role, Samuel’s responsibilities would have included opening the tabernacle doors each morning (3:15), cleaning the furniture, and sweeping the floors. As he grew older, Samuel would have assisted Eli in offering sacrifices. The fact that he was wearing a special linen garment like those worn by the priests (in Hebrew called an ephod) shows that he was a priest-in-training. Because Samuel was Eli’s helper, he was God’s helper, too.

Lets Bring it Home: When you serve others—even in carrying out ordinary tasks—you are serving God. Because ultimately we serve God, every job has dignity.

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