The stone of Ebenezer should signify to us that trusting in anything or anyone short of Christ is a precursor to failure. “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying,… (READ MORE)
Samuel Judges Israel If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only: and he will deliver… (READ MORE)
The priests and diviners advised the Philistine leaders to present an offering to appease the God of Israel in order to end the plague. In their understanding, the God of Israel was another deity among many, who had won some… (READ MORE)
The ark is taken in battle: 4:1-11 For some 20 years, the Philistines have exerted pressure on the Israelites and other peoples of Canaan from their coastal lands. The battle that takes place at Aphek is critical, for it opens… (READ MORE)
11 As the sobs racked her body, Hannah spoke within herself to Jehovah. Her lips quivered as she mentally formed the words to express her pain. And she prayed at length, pouring out her heart to her Father. She did more, though, than just ask God to fulfill her desperate urge to bear offspring. Hannah was keen not only to receive blessings from God but also to give him what she could. So she made a vow, saying that if she had a son, she would dedicate the child to a life of service to Jehovah.—1 Sam. 1:9-11.
The Origin of the Monarchy This important OT book tells the story of two men: Samuel, Israel’s last judge, and Saul, Israel’s first king. Author: Unknown. Date: Saul’s reign pagan about 1050 B.C. Samuel was Samon’s contemporary. Samuel, the last… (READ MORE)