Thursday, February 4, 2010

Who's he Belong to?

The Obscure Biblical Character is… Samuel! (Yeah, I know I misspelled his name in the quiz. Sorry.)

1 Samuel 3:19-21
So Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel had been established as a prophet of the LORD. Then the LORD appeared again in Shiloh. For the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

So Samuel had been called to serve as a prophet when he was young (like Jeremiah). As Samuel grew up, God stayed with him and ‘let none of his words fall to the ground’. Everybody knew that God was with this kid, everybody knew who he belonged to. And God continued to use him.

The response question for today is going to be what do you think this phrase means: …and the LORD was with him, and let none of his words fall to the ground.

It could mean that all of Samuel’s prophecies came true, but those would be His words, not his words. It could mean that God held Samuel accountable for what he said. I want to hear what you think, so comment me back in the comment section.

This next week’s Obscure Biblical Character:
-God changed his name
-experienced ‘love at first sight’
-worked seven years for his wife twice but ‘didn’t know it because of the love he had for her’ (cue group ‘aw’)

We’ve had his first wife before, but this is going to be her husband. In the book of Genesis.

In His Service,


Joyce said...

What does the phrase 'and let none of words fall to the ground' mean to you?

Anonymous said...

I believe it means that the people came to believe and remember and respect what samuel was saying as the words of GOD and that they didn't just blow him off as the foolish words of a child. fall to the ground would be like saying stuff that people may or may not of heard but paid no attention to. They would let it go as if never spoken. Obviously not the case with Samuel's words.