1 Samuel Chapter 3

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1 Samuel 3

1And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

2And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

3And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

4That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

6And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

8And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

9Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

11And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

12In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.

13For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

14And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

15And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

16Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

17And he said, What is the thing that the LORD hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee.

18And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

19And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

20And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

21And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

26 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 3

  1. Verse 18 “It is the lord let him do what seemeth good” I cannot understand why eli did not throw himself at the mercy of God and beg for forgivness right there! Gods is merciful there is a possibility God would have forgave him right there and given him another chance.He missed out on mercy and received judgement instead because he didn’t repent.

  2. And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

    This is the perfect scripture to show my children! This is what every parent should want for their child. I pray that my children hear from God in such a way.

    Do something with Gods word, don’t let it escape and fall to the ground useless unto you. God is speaking to us all the time but its what we do with his word that tells our lives how its going to go. I repent this morning of letting to many words from God fall to the ground. Oh Lord let me hear your voice and raise myself up in your word to do what is holy in your eyes.

  3. KNOW THE LORD

    7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

    In this illustrative picture of revelation, GOD reveals to us his process of the call of GOD. This is not exclusive to The Ministry, it is a call to all who will hear HIS voice.

    It is estimated that Samuel was 12-13 years old at the time of this GOD encounter. My prayer this morning is for those that have been around the man of GOD and in the house of GOD for years but have yet to know the LORD or the WORD revealed to them. I speak revelation and relationship today in JESUS name.

    The second point I will make about this chapter does pertain to Ministry. The Lord spoke to Samuel 3 times, he took it to Eli 3 times before Eli recognized the call of GOD. Whatever the reason Eli sent Samuel back 3 times; whether it was carnality or testing is sincerity, the fact that Eli did not recognize the calling of Samuel until the 3rd time should indicate to every GOD called Minister that he should be clear about the voice of GOD.

    iPray
    iWork

  4. iLove to Eat the Word for Breakfast

    “The Day You Knew God Was Real”

    10And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

    This day in young Samuel’s life is the day that he KNEW the Lord was real. It was a life changing day…He would never be the same.

    Before this day, he ministered unto the Lord but, he didn’t KNOW God.

    One day Isaiah was ministering unto the Lord. He was helping his Nanna clean the church. His stomach started hurting really bad so Nanna asked Sister Watts if she would pray for him.

    Later he told his Nanna, “JESUS IS REAL”. She talked with him and he went on to say that he KNEW JESUS WAS REAL cause his stomach stopped hurting when they prayed…

    EVERY NOW AND THEN ISAIAH WILL REMIND SONYA AND I THAT, “JESUS IS REAL….NO, FOR REAL…JESUS IS REAL”

    ****Parents, let your children minister to the Lord…WORK for the Lord*******

  5. A Willing Vessel

    1And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

    We must have a vision for our city. It is crying out for someone to show them Jesus, and we just pass them by. We live in a sinful world, and we think that no one wants to hear about the name of Jesus. Yet maybe they dont understand or even realize that they need Him in their lives.

    7Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
    8And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

    It just maybe that the city hears their name being called out,” Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Fort Worth,” and they dont know who is calling. So they are looking in all the wrong places and finding other things that look and fill like its filling that void that they fill. Are we so busy with thing that we dont have time to outreach? Are we so caught up with the time that we spend at the store that we forget to reach out to the cashier or whoever is serving you. Who are we witnessing to, when we are “to busy” to care?

  6. v10 And the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, Samuel , Samuel.
    Then Samuel answered Speak: for thy servant heareth.

    Heavenly Father.. Let us hear the whispers of your Spirit and lead us toward our life’s purpose and plans that you have for us.
    May we , like Samuel hear and answer your call, and live in your overflow.
    Thank you, JESUS Amen.
    iHear
    iAnswer
    iServe
    iPray
    iLive in HIS Overflow

  7. In this scripture, it is apparent that God’s plan to judge Eli and his house was still in tact. But, Church is your Ears ready for the tingle. See why it’s highly important for our Church’s Children’s Ministry. You never know who God’s going to use. “Next Prophet”…who says God can’t use little children!

    11And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

    20And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

    They knew Samual was selected, and annoited of God. Eli was about to find out what his future was for him. We all can learn from this message of taking matters in our own hands in order to clean house sort of speak. Don’t wait upon God’s Judgement, accept his mercy and make changes, and use the Sword of the Spirit, to help you clean house, and put some things to death or in order. Jesus Christ, gives us Authority to trample Scorpions & Serpeants, and to take authority over all the power of the Enemy/Devil, and nothing shall hurt us by any means, for it is written in Jesus Christ name, Amen & Amen. So, this battle is not ours alone, it belongs to God. He will not allow his word to fall powerless, he will help us. He will not remove his covenant nor ignore his promises, his word. Call upon him, and see if he doesn’t answer. Ask Elijah, Our God doesn’t sleep, nor do we have to yell/wake him, he doesn’t ignore us. He answers by fire, and he will hear our cry, but he might not answer us they way we might expect him too. But wait upon him, for he will answer.

    “Be Church”….imissyouthismorning…iworkallright…iwait……

  8. I dnt understand why elu didnt tell samual that God was calling him since he knew it wasnt himself. Maybe eli didnt kniw the Loeds voice. This chapter tells us that God calls His people and if we stay in tune with Him we will be able to recognize His sweet voice and that God uses who He wants to. Samual was still a child and God chose him to be a prophet. Can He or will He use our children I believe He will and is already doing so. I believe that if adrianna continues to see people phraise God at church and at home God will use her to show someone else not to be ashame of God and instead give Him the worship that He deserves.

  9. We have to be willing to listen when God speaks to us and not let anything he says get by us or say it wasn’t for me.

  10. iLove to Eat the Word for Lunch!

    “Eat your Broccoli, and You Will Be Strong”

    13For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

    Isaiah and Selah LOVE junk food!

    But our job as parents (IF WE LOVE OUR CHILDREN) is to “RESTRAIN” them from the things that are unhealthly and convince them to eat that which will help them grow strong. Today, Isaiah and Selah LOVE broccoli…WHY? Because they want to “get big and strong.”

    The following was found on the internet and is very interesting.

    BROCCOLI IS A CANCER FIGHTER

    *********Broccoli is high in vitamin C, as well as dietary fiber; it also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium.[7] A single serving provides more than 30 mg of Vitamin C and a half-cup provides 52 mg of Vitamin C.[8] The 3,3′-Diindolylmethane found in broccoli is a potent modulator of the innate immune response system with anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer activity.[9][10] Broccoli also contains the compound glucoraphanin, which can be processed into an anti-cancer compound sulforaphane, though the benefits of broccoli are greatly reduced if the vegetable is boiled.[11] Broccoli is also an excellent source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.[12][13]

    SIN IS SPIRITUAL CANCER…RAISE UP SOME CHILDREN PARENTS AND GET THEM TO EAT SPIRITUAL BROCCOLI

    BLOG=BROCCOLI

  11. 13For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.
    14And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

    oh, what a horrible place to be, when sacrifice can no longer atone for the sin in which has been committed

  12. What stood out to me was how many times the Lord called out to Samuel, to get his attention, and how many times he has to call us, before we listen.

  13. 2And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

    3And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

    I believe there is a connection between Eli’s lack of sight & the light of the temple where the ark of God was going out. May be Eli have lost the connection with God, may be that was why he was in the dark. God took the light away from Eli, God took His shinning Glory away and made a connection with Samuel instead. He tells Samuel what will happened to the house of Eli because of the evil deeds of his children. Why does this affect Eli, well it was Eli who was the Spiritual leader of his children and he failed. Husbands sometimes don’t realize the great responsibility that is put in their hands to lead their home spiritually. They don’t realize that their children will reap what they sow. By God sharing with Samuel the outcomes of Eli’s action could be cause Eli wasn’t listening anymore and as a warning to Samuel not to do the same.

    2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

    Don’t allow your light to stop shinning, be God’s Light in someone else’s life. Let the Glory be His and His alone.

  14. 1And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

    19And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

    The word was precious, and Samuel let none of his words fall to the ground.

    Eli was on the road to judgement because he refused to keep the word of God. Simple obedience goes a long way.

  15. i L O V E to eat the Word for Supper

    10And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

    Lord, open our ears and the ears of our children in Jesus Name.

    Samuel didnt choose the Lord, but the Lord chose him…However, once he heard the voice of God, he had a choice…We all have a choice

  16. Psa 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

    iseek Him

  17. 5And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

    Just because we hear it, doesn’t mean others around us will recognize it right away. Like Pastor preached about the peril of “sand in our shoes,” sometimes what gets to us day after day is the continual chase of a whisper of the Spirit that seems to end with no definitive answer from God (right away) and people around us giving us that “you shouldn’t have had pizza before bed, you’re just dreaming stuff” reaction to something you yourself can’t explain beyond “that’s just what I heard.” Sometimes it’s going to be a matter of faith and persistence, obedience and submission, before clarity comes.

  18. 1And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

    2And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

    3And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

    4That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I

    To me, it seems that God had to “call” Samuel and ready him for the “call” of the prophet before the light-God’s light- went completely out in the Temple due to Eli’s spiritual condition. Vs 1 says (even though there was a prophet) that there was no open vision. Then it says Eli’s eyes were waxing dim and already he could not “see”, and I presume that here it means both spiritually and physically.

    To me, before the duties of the priest ceased due to Eli’s state-and “ere the lamp of God went out in the temple”, God called Samuel-a child that he had been preparing for this role since he was brought to the Temple by his mother Hannah.

    Thank the Lord for tender children that are not easily corrupted due to their innocence!

  19. The beginning of this chapter shows us how important it is for us to know God for ourselves. If you don’t have that personal relationship with him, then you may not recognize his voice.

    The end of the chapter talks about accountability. God had already spoken of what was to become of Eli’s family for their disobedience, disrespect and their time was up. Don’t think that you are getting away with things that are unpleasing to God because there will come a time when you will have to answer! Lord help us to repent and make things right with you.

  20. This chapter illustrates correction. “For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.” Eli was responsible for the actions of his sons, which he simply let them do as they wanted. We also are responsible for self-first, and then our children. May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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