Scripture: 1 Samuel 2-4
10 And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.”
Samuel had been brought to Eli to serve God. The writer details the wickedness of Eli’s sons, Eli’s rebuke of his sons, and the man of God’s word of judgment against Eli and his house. Meanwhile, while Eli and his sons had displeased God and now Eli was hearing from God through another source, God spoke directly to Samuel. Samuel did not recognize God’s voice at first, but with Eli’s guidance, Samuel welcomed God speaking to him. Over time, Samuel became known for one who heard and spoke the word of God.
Is there anything better than to be known for speaking the words of God? May I hear from God daily and share his message with others!
Heavenly Father, help me to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Help me to obey and help me to pass on your message to a world in desperate need of your voice and wisdom. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.