Sunday Morning Journal :

This Sunday I highlight books 1 and 2 of Samuel in the bible.

The Book of Samuel is a theological evaluation of kingship in general and of dynastic kingship and David in particular. The main themes of the book are introduced in the opening poem (the “Song of Hannah”): (1) the sovereignty of Yahweh, God of Israel; (2) the reversal of human fortunes; and (3) kingship.

1 Samuel 3:10-14 New International Version (NIV)

10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”

Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

11 And the Lord said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle. 12 At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family—from beginning to end. 13 For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons blasphemed God,[a] and he failed to restrain them. 14 Therefore I swore to the house of Eli, ‘The guilt of Eli’s house will never be atoned for by sacrifice or offering.’”

Bible verse meaning :

 You can hear God speaking, but not recognize that it is God. We may not recognize God’s voice the first time we hear it. It wouldn’t surprise me if you who are reading this have heard God speaking to you, but haven’t recognized it as God himself speaking. Perhaps you identified it as your conscience or your own thoughts.

We must come before God as humble and obedient servants if we want to hear what he is saying. It is quite possible to hear without listening.

2 Samuel 22:33 King James Version (KJV)

33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

Bible verse meaning :

Song of David .

It is David’s grand tribute of thanksgiving for deliverance from his numerous and powerful enemies, and establishing him in the power and glory of the kingdom

2 Samuel : theme –

Compassion and Forgiveness Wait. A book featuring war, rape, incest, adultery, and espionage has compassion and forgiveness? Yep. And if we may say so, they’re very refreshing.

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