'Samuel' Tagged Posts

'Samuel' Tagged Posts

“SURVIVORS OF THE FOG”

In the final lines of Hebrews 11 – that famous “heroes of faith” chapter – the inspired writer hits the fast forward button.  He lists a roll call of people whose mere names bring to mind their heroic lives: Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets.  Suddenly he stops listing the names – because there are so many. The writer simply refers…

“SPEAK, LORD, FOR YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING”

The story of young Samuel is a grace note during the dark days of the Judges when, says the Bible, “Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” As the oil in the tabernacle lamp burned low in the dim light of early morning, the Lord called Samuel.  Samuel answered: “Speak, Lord, for your…

DIVINE SERENDIPITY

There was a group back in the 60’s called the Serendipity Singers. The word has a neat sound to it.  Serendipity is the making of pleasant discoveries by accident. The word was invented by the English author Horace Walpole in the 1700’s.  He got the idea from a story called “The Three Princes of Serendip” in which these princes were always accidentally discovering new…

“SPEAK, LORD, FOR YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING”

The Old Testament book of 1 Samuel  tells us that in the lawless days of the Judges, “The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord.” God has great plans for this boy. Samuel will grow to be a prophet in Israel, the first one in a long time.  Samuel will usher in the age of the prophets.  And what will…