Spiritual Training 1 Samuel 3:4-9

Posted: January 7, 2017 in 1 Sameul, Uncategorized

Under Gods Command

The Lord Calls Samuel

   1 Samuel 3:4-9 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.

     6Again the LORD called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”

     “My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.”

     7Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.

     8A third time the LORD called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”

    Then Eli realized that the LORD was calling the boy. 9So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.’ ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 

One would naturally expect an audible message from God to be given to the priest Eli and not to the child Samuel. Eli was older and more experienced, and he held the proper position. But God’s chain of command is based on faith, not on age or position. In finding faithful followers, God may use unexpected channels.

Lets Bring it Home: Be prepared for the Lord to work at any place, at any time, and through anyone he chooses.

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