Just a click away are Christian blogs, uplifting music, and Sermons available from any place or any time that will help us step ahead to victory. That’s why we are taking in the Lord’s Word today in 1 Samuel 2:12-36.
We observe in the Word that Eli was the chief priest who had sons that helped their father. They had very little regard for the Lord as they were taking advantage of a practice of priests in which they would take for themselves the meat sacrifice offerings being brought by the people.
Another sin they were committing was sleeping with the women who served the sacrifices. The Lord’s people began to talk so the sinful actions of Eli’s sons were known by the people but Eli did very little to correct his sons.
The priesthood was losing the trust of the people. Even Samuel’s parents were worried about the bad environment Samuel was raised in but Samuel was dedicated to the Lord and Hannah continued to pray for her son. Eventually, the Lord brought judgment upon Eli and his sons but Samuel was then chosen by the Lord to take over the priestly functions.
A take away from today’s passage is that trying to please family or friends like Eli did is never enough. Especially when what they are doing goes against the Lord’s purpose in our own life. If things are wrong in our life, we must have regard for the Lord and seek solutions to getting back on track with the Lord’s standards. Rather than trying to rationalize away His standards, we are to be devoted to Him and follow His will.
This day, we have regard for You Lord. We are in alignment with Your Way that has proven to be the best Way now and brings hope to the future. We are in right standing with You and we believe we will have a great day stepping ahead in a powerful way to fulfilling Your purpose in our life. Amen.