Thursday, February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

God’s word is revealing. I learned something new. Samuel was young when the Lord called to him verbally. He didn’t recognize his voice and thought it was Eli, the priest calling. Remember, he was living in the Tabernacle and receiving training because his mother, Hannah, had dedicated him to serve God. Thinking it was Eli calling him, he ran to him three times. Finally, Eli realized it was God calling Samuel and told him to go and lay down again, and when he called again, he answered him, saying, “Speak, your servant hears you.” The first verse in this chapter said that Samuel ministered unto the LORD. But isn’t it interesting that he was immersed in the duties of the Tabernacle but didn’t know the LORD? During those days, God was quiet, and no one was receiving open visions, so he probably wasn’t acquainted with them. The LORD stood by him, and he stayed calm! That would have scared me! He had never heard God’s voice before that night, and after hearing it the fourth time, he responded and saw Him! It must have been shocking. He then told him what would happen to Eli and his sons.

In 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. For 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. 1 Samuel 3:12-13

If you don’t think you hear God’s voice through the Holy Spirit, you must continue ministering or doing your duty to him. Keep reading the Bible, praying, and worshipping Him, and like Samuel, he will eventually open your eyes and ears to hear his voice.

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