|Posted on May 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM|
1 Samuel 3:19 “Nothing fell to the ground”
The person that we read about in the beginning of 1 Samuel is an amazing man of God. The very book title contains his name and the main text of this blog identifies the closeness of his relationship with the God of Heaven. The LORD was with him, and the LORD did not let any of his words “Fall to the ground.” Earlier in chapter 2 verse 30 at the pronouncement of judgment against Eli the priest, the LORD told him that “He honors those who honor Him, but those who despise Him shall be lightly esteemed.” It is such an important thing to do to make certain that we as believers honor the LORD.
For those who have been called out of darkness and into light it ought to be our objective to hold the LORD in high esteem. Not that he needs anyone to watch His back, but in contemporary language we would say to those we care for, “I’ve got your back.” So it is with God, that He seeks those with whom He can partner and work with.
Now, if we partner with this chief officer of our souls then it shall be that He will instruct us in our daily lives. And when we open our mouths to speak in His name (out of obedience) then it shall be that the words we speak shall be as Samuels. They shall not be in vain, but they shall do that which the Lord desires to accomplish through us. We ought to be encouraged as we read about the mighty men and women of valor throughout scripture, knowing that if God used them, then surely in this generation He could use us. In relationship with the Father let us be confident in this, that He desires closeness so that we might know Him as Samuel knew Him.
And this is the confidence that we have in him; that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him (1 John 5:14-15).
Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 2 & 3