Today’s Reading:  1 Samuel 2 – 4

“And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD. And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.” 1 Samuel 3:19-21 (KJV)

At this point of time with the people of Israel God is not pleased with those who are the spiritual leaders of the nation.  Eli had two sons, Hophni and Phineas who were very immoral with them and treated the Lord and His offerings with contempt.  This was so even to the point of the judgment of death, the taking of the ark of the covenant by the Philistines; and the departure of the “glory of God” from Israel (4:10-22).

Before this judgment came upon them the LORD provided them a prophet, Samuel.  The word of the LORD came to Samuel.  He was not familiar with the voice of God, and needed instruction.  The LORD God still reveals Himself through the word of the LORD.

His Living Word is Jesus Christ His only begotten Son.  The crucified, buried, resurrected, and coming again King of kings and Lord of lords.

The glory of God may be gone from the nation, but not from His prophets, and His faithful people.  Believe His word.  Believe God.  Believe His Son.

Reading for March 28:  1 Samuel 5 – 8

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