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1 Samuel 1:10

1 Samuel 1:10

The book of Samuel was written in the times of the judges, when everyone did what was right in their own eyes. Despite the many ungodly behaviours and pagan customs that had infiltrated the camp, the gracious hand of God was ever present to bring good out of evil and to turn the hearts of His people back to a trusting faith in Him.

Hannah read more...

1 Samuel 1:11

1 Samuel 1:11

There are many beautiful instances in the Bible where barren women are blessed with a child. Our thoughts immediately turn to Sarah, the wife of Abraham, through whom the promised Seed was to be born, and to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, who was born to be the voice, crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord Jesus.

We also recall Rebekah and Rachel, through whom was to be born the promised Messiah of Israel, and in the book read more...

1 Samuel 2:3

1 Samuel 2:3

Hannah's beautiful song of rejoicing not only reflects her delivery from bareness but is a trustworthy witness to the glory of God; the greatness of His power; the majesty of His name; the wonder of His love and His faithfulness towards the children of men.

Hannah's song of praise affirms the holiness of God; exults the character of God; rejoices in the uniqueness of God and attests to His gracious wisdom - for the Lord is a read more...

1 Samuel 8:7

1 Samuel 8:7

There are many lessons that we can learn from the Biblical history of Israel. God blessed this nation above all others, not because they were special but because of His grace. He chose them to be His own witness to all the nations, for through them the promised Messiah of Israel, the King of the Jews.. and Saviour of the world was to be born.

They were to tell forth the wonders of His glorious name, so that the world would know read more...

1 Samuel 12:22

1 Samuel 12:22

Israel rejected the Lord as their heavenly King, and demanded an earthly ruler, like the pagan nations surrounding them. And though rebuked by the prophet Samuel for this grave, rebellious sin against the Lord.. in His mercy God was still prepared to bless His covenant nation, which He had called into existence through Abraham, Isaac and the twelve sons of Jacob.

What a wonderful promise was given to that prideful and rebellious read more...

1 Samuel 12:24

1 Samuel 12:24

If we would but follow the wisdom contained in the Word of God, how our faith would be strengthened, and how our fear would dissolve into the sea of God’s gracious faithfulness.

When we look at the ever-mounting circumstances and troublous times that are overwhelming our lives or watch in horror as the world situation continues to spiral downwards with increasing rapidity - too often we consider in our hearts that things are read more...

1 Samuel 13:14

1 Samuel 13:14

Although there is some confusion as to the age of king Saul, when he started to reign in Israel.. and the length of time he ruled over the nation, there are clear lessons that we can learn from his rebellious behaviour towards the Lord, and His prideful unbelief.

In chapter 13, of first Samuel, we discover that due to their strategies, and the battles they fought against their enemies, Israel had become a stench, in the read more...

1 Samuel 15:22

1 Samuel 15:22

Saul was a man who was chosen by God to be the first king of Israel. Saul had a form of godliness, but chose to disobey God by reinterpreting scripture. He set out to fulfil his own selfish ends, rather than obeying God's word, and relying on the Lord to lead and guide him, in the governance of His people, Israel.

Saul had been specifically ordered by God to destroy the Amalakites. Every man, every woman, every child and every read more...

1 Samuel 16:7

1 Samuel 16:7

When Samuel had anointed Saul as king, it was his tall stature and good looks that caught the prophet’s attention and yet Saul turned out to be a real disappointment to Samuel, for his heart was not pure before the Lord - but as this messenger of God came to anoint one of the sons of Jesse - as God’s chosen king, we discover Samuel to once again judge the quality of the Israel’s future king, by his outward appearance and not by the inner attitude read more...

1 Samuel 24:4

1 Samuel 24:4

Samuel the prophet was raised up by God to bring the time of the judges to a close, because Israel lusted after a king. They rejected the Lord as their sovereign ruler, because they wanted to be like their gentile neighbours. It was a time in Israel's history when everyone did what was right in their own eyes.. and God gave them over to their evil desires.

Saul was anointed as Israel's first king by Samuel, but he quickly read more...