Samuel: Israel’s Greatest Judge – Part 6

SamuelSo what became of Hannah’s son – Samuel? Scriptures clearly say, “Samuel was Israel’s greatest judge.” Samuel was dedicated to the service of the Lord before he was born; recall Hanna’s vow to the Lord? “Wait until the boy is weaned. Then I will take him to the Tabernacle and leave him there with the Lord permanently.” Read 1 Samuel 1:22b (NIV). Watch this, Samuel’s race began before he was born! His role was already pre-determined to replace Eli’s sons; whom God judged because of their sacrilegious acts.

So here is a question for you and me, who is our Samuel? What is that thing you have longed and prayed for, caused you sleepless nights, then seeing God coming through for you? Are you trusting God for a child, a source of provision – either through a job or a thriving business, an open door in ministry or requiring healing in your body? Once, we have gotten the desire of our hearts, what will now become of us? Are we going to keep our vows to God or would we begin to vacillate or try to rationalize away the vow?

The Bible counsels, “When you make a vow to God, your God, don’t put off keeping it; God, your God, expects you to keep it and if you don’t you’re guilty [liable for the consequences or outcome].  But if you don’t make a vow in the first place, there’s no sin. If you say you’re going to do something, do it. Keep the vow you willingly vowed to God, your God. You promised it, so do it.” Read Deuteronomy 23:21 (MSG).

Beloved, let us not allow the very blessing of God to become an idol! Listen to this, Samuel could have been an idol to Hannah, but she did not allow the spirit of idolatry permeate her heart.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word declares, “So if the Son sets you free from sin, then become a true son and be unquestionably free!.” Read John 8:36 (TPT). Therefore, I declare I am free from and loosed from every spirit of idolatry, and anything that will try to capture my heart and mind above You, Lord, in Jesus Name.

We write. You read. Be encouraged.

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