2007-10-27 - What Went Wrong?
References: 1 Samuel 1, 2:18, 21, 26, 3:10, 19-21, 8:2-3
Samuel is an example of a man who loved and obeyed God. He was a wanted child who grew up learning about the Lord and doing His work. Samuel advised people and anointed Kings Saul and David. From the outside looking in, it seems easy to resent Samuel for his good life and connection with the Lord. With all his training and time with God, Samuel wasn't perfect. His two sons rebelled against his morals and ways. While the prophetic Samuel was a man people respected and listened to, his sons were corrupt and money hungry. The Bible doesn?t specify why Samuel failed to reach his boys. But Samuel's life encourages us to know that God can still use us, despite imperfections.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.(Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)