Tuesday, July 8, 2014

(45) God speaks to Samuel

God remebered Hannah's prayer,
and she gave birth to a son.
She named him Samuel.
She waited until the baby was weaned,
then she took him to the Tabernacle in Shiloh, to Eli.
Though Samuel was only a boy,
he was the God's helper.
He was serving God by assisting Eli.
One night, Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God.
Suddenly, God called out,
"Samuel!, Samuel!"
He ran to Eli.
"I am here, Did you need something?"
Eli replied,
"No I did not call you,
go back to bed."
Same thing happend again 2 more times,
Then Eli realized it was God who was calling Samuel.
so he told Samuel,
"Go back to bed again,
and if someone calls you again,
say, 'Yes, God, your servent is listening.'"
Samuel did not know God because he had never had
a message from God before.
And God called Samuel as before,
Samuel replied,
"Yes, your servent is listening."
I have warned Eli about his 2 sons
but he has not disciplined them yet.
I will punish against Eli and his family."
Since then, as Samuel grew up,
God was with him.
All the people of Israel recognized Samuel as a prophet.
And God continued to give his message to Israel through Samuel.

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