“the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.”
This is in the time of Samuel, a young boy, dedicated to the Lords service by his praying mother. He was taught the ways of the Lord by the High Priest Eli.
Like many people in the Bible, Eli, just appears in his office, there is no record of how this man, a Levite, a priest attained the office of high priest.
He wasn’t particularly Spiritual, he thought Hannah, the mother of Samuel was drunk, as she was struggling with the Lord, praying for a son.
He allowed his two sons to mock the priesthood, taking the best for themselves, rather than dedicating it to the Lord.
In this atmosphere we find Samuel.
” Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.”
He was preforming the duties of a true priest of God.
Humble, obedient, reliable, teachable and we find the Lord, revealing Himself.
” Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. ”
The Lord can bring life, to the dead.
When we begin to humbly, obediently, reliably, serve the Lord, with an open heart, mind and spirit, He will speak, guide, direct our paths.
He will make our paths straight.
I believe the Lord has always had a remnant, a people who have loved Him, even in the times, like today, when it seems He is far away, quiet, even silent, leaving us to mock His way, ignore His principles, precepts, laws.
In every Denomination, there are those who want to bring God up to date, enlighten Him to todays standards of wisdom and understanding.
Unfortunately many in His Church agree.
They tickle the ears,
“Your OK, God will forgive, He will reward you in your bad behavior.”
They do not understand the concept of repentance, turning from our wickedness to righteousness.
Don’t expect to hear the Lords voice when you are not living a righteous, holy life. “Be ye holy as He is holy.”
The Lord can and will forgive the worst of offenses, when we turn to Him.
Acknowledge His Majesty, Worship Him in Spirit and Truth, Walk in the light, power and the love of the Lord.
” all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord.”
In obedience to the Lord, the Lord will lift you higher:
” That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.”
Lord, help us to Walk in You. Tô love and obey. ” the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.” Lord, help us to hear, to see and understand Your calling on our lives.
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