Spiritual Training 1 Samuel 3:1-5

Posted: January 7, 2017 in 1 Sameul, Uncategorized

Under Gods Command

The Lord Calls Samuel

   1 Samuel 3:1-5 1The boy Samuel ministered before the LORD under Eli. In those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions.

     2One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. 3The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the LORD, where the ark of God was. 4Then the LORD called Samuel.

     Samuel answered, “Here I am.” 5And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”

     But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. 

Although God had spoken directly and audibly with Moses and Joshua, his word became rare during the three centuries of rule by judges. By Eli’s time, no prophets were speaking God’s messages to Israel. Why? Look at the attitude of Eli’s sons. They either refused to listen to God or allowed greed to get in the way of any communication with him.

Listening and responding is vital in a relationship with God. Although God does not always use the sound of a human voice, he always speaks clearly through his Word.

Lets Bring it Home: To receive his messages, we must be ready to listen and to act upon what he tells us. Like Samuel, be ready to say “Here I am” when God calls you to action.

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