1 Samuel 1:1-3:18
Well I’ve got to say that when I was at METRO conference I heard some great talks on 1 and 2 Samuel and I am really looking forward to studying it next term at church.
Like all of the Old Testament – today’s reading is interesting. I guess that thing that initially stikes me is God’s sovereignty. He’s in control of who can and can’t have children, and in Hannah’s prayer it becomes more clear that God is in control of all things. After all the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s; upon them he has set the world.
There were two random verses that made me think this morning.
1 Samuel 2:25a
If a man sins against another man, God may mediate for him; but if a man sins against the Lord, who will intercede for him?
1 Samuel 3:1
The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions.
This verse makes me think that I need to value the Bible more. We have a lot of God’s word (66 books) – so let’s see it for what it is – a great gift from God. Let’s keep digging into the word to find out more about our intercessor – JESUS.