Monday, August 22, 2011

Samuel's Calling

"And Eli said to Samuel, “Go lie down, and it shall be if He calls you, that you shall say, ‘Speak, LORD, for Your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
Then the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.” 
1 Samuel 3:9-10

The Lord teaches us much about Himself in His calling of Samuel. . . 

The Lord is no respecter of time. He had an important message for Samuel, and He chose the sleeping hour to deliver it. 

The Lord persistently pursues. He repeatedly called until Samuel answered. 

The Lord uses others to help us discern His call. Eli recognized God's calling of Samuel and counseled him to respond to the Lord's voice.

These are only three things I discovered from 1 Samuel 3 this morning. What have you found?

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