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This Page is a reflection on 1 Sam 3:1-3
: 1 Samuel 3:1-3
boy Samuel ministered before the LORD under Eli. In those days the word
of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions.
One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely
see, was lying down in his usual place. 3The lamp of God had not yet
gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where
the ark of God was
those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions.
a time when
God wasn't speaking much
few people receiving pictures from God
it feels like
that was a bad thing
the Lord WANTS to speak, wants to give us pictures
must be in the listeners
do we listen
to the Lord, are we obedient to Him?
am I listening
to the Lord? am I being obedient to Him?
help me to be a listener to you.
whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see…
Eli was old
and couldn't see well
yet we've just
heard of people who couldn't see and receive God's visions
Eli the spiritual
leader wasn't hearing from God or seeing pictures from God
before any other should be hearing, should be seeing in the spiritual
me hearing and seeing.
was lying down in his usual place
this was clearly
a physical thing yet it also seems to be what his state was spiritually
he was lying
down – in a passive state, doing nothing
in his usual
place – he's settled for this
are we “lying
have we settled
is this what
I'm doing? Lord show me changes you'd want me to make if this is
so in any way.
lamp of God had not yet gone out
seems to be a physical thing but God's light is about to be represented
Samuel is about
to be God's light
we are called
to be God's light – Mt 5:14
are the Light of the world
are we shining?
am I shining?
is God's goodness
and God's truth and revelation shining out through me.
show me how this may be more fully.
was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was
a little boy – also inactive spiritually
but he's in
the place of God's meeting
to be “woken up” by God spiritually
am I awake
to the Lord?
am I ready
to say “Speak Lord, your servant is listening”?