Friday, September 12, 2014

Lessons from the word of God!

So today were going to continue our lessons from 
1 Samuel 3:1-21

The Word of the Lord was Precious in those days

I guess my question is what does that mean..?

Is God's word precocious even in our days.  

**When was the last time that your heart and soul YEARNED for God's word**

**When was the last time you truly read your bible to learn something new?**

Considering there have been hundreds of people martyred recently for their faith due to ISIS.. 
Can we really afford to be so glib?

1And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
2And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
3And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
4That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
5And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
6And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.
7Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.

8And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.
9Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
11And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.
12In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.
13For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.
14And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.
15And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the Lord. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.
16Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.
17And he said, What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee.
18And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good.
19And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.
20And all Israel from Dan even to Beer–sheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord.
21And the Lord appeared again in Shiloh: for the Lord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord.

Just a side note.. The verse I highlighted in red.. Says that Samuel had not known God yet..
Even though he had served in the temple for years already. 

Just goes to show that you can be about God's work and not "know God" or have that relationship with him. It will do no one any long term good if your so busy about doing the good things of God if you aren't actively working on and perfecting a relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Lord revealed himself to Samuel..

Isn't that just like The Lord that he would use the WORD of God to show who and what he is..

When was the last time you were involved for more than 5 minutes with your bible? 
I won't lie.. before taking the break I took to get some perspective.. I gotta tell you I hadn't spent much time in my bible. And I sure hadn't been doing much changing in my own life..

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