Faithful Servant

Then the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:10

Samuel was a young prophet, his mother Hannah dedicated him to God at a young age because he was a blessing and miracle from God. This is the first time God has spoken to Samuel and its been a very long time since God has spoken to anyone in Israel

Samuel is so perplexed when God calls him that he thinks Eli (who is a high priest) is calling him. Eventually Eli tells Samuel it must be God calling you. So next time God calls Samuel he responds to God “Your servant is listening”

How would you respond if God called you? Do you even believe God would talk to you? See people often complain God is silent to them, however those same people don’t even believe God would talk to them in the first place. We need pure faith to be with God, we need an attitude of servant hood like Samuel

So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him.” 1 Samuel 3:18

Samuel did not have good news for Eli and was afraid to share it with him. Eli just told him “Give it to me straight, tell me what God said” See Eli was a man of God and valued his word, however his sons were blasphemous. They hated God and did a lot of evil at the temple, these sons were supposed to become high priests but God wouldn’t allow it

All Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the LORD. 1 Samuel 3:20

Samuel was obedient to God as a faithful servant, and because of this he was confirmed as a prophet of God. We need to learn to be more like Samuel:

  • ready to serve God
  • willing to listen to God
  • obedient to God


11 thoughts on “Faithful Servant

  1. Steeny Lou

    When I saw the preview of this post on my phone, I thought it said “Squirrel! Squirrel!” where it actually said “Samuel! Samuel!” For a second there, I was expecting humour.

    My tired spirit needs rest.


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