Samuel follows right on from the book of Judges. The coming of the Messiah, the King was in answer to Israel’s lawlessness. Israel needed a Saviour. Before God sends the Messiah, He sends His prophet who will prepare Messiah’s way. There are many similarities between Samuel and John the Baptist. They are not accidental, but deliberate, and testify to the truth of the Gospel!
* God Above, we will trust in Your steadfast love, forever and ever.
“… Then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, …”
The story moves closer toward fulfilling the promise of a king.
The Lord is bringing about His glory in the land of Israel.
Here is another baby born from a barren womb.
Samuel is the great prophet who anointed kings. The prophet who walked with the Lord, worshipping the LORD, from a young age.
Like Samson he was dedicated to the Lord from his birth.
Unlike Samson we will see that Samuel earnestly sought the face of the Lord (although it is important to remember the Samson is in the Hebrews 11 list of faithful commendations).
We are to be like Samuel, who served the Lord in His temple, who was given to the Lord for the span of his life.
In our King Jesus we are to be living sacrifices, little tabernacles of God’s Holy Spirit.
* Father God,
Thank You for this day.
Please help us to be like Samuel, serving You each day of our lives.
Please help us to, even more, be like Jesus.