Speak, for your servant is listening

Possibly all of us have ever heard the great story of the prophet Samuel, that son who was born to Hannah, that woman who was sterile and God worked in a powerful way in the life of this woman. Samuel was dedicated to God from his childhood and was always in the temple. His story is magnificent also because we can see how God’s purpose is fulfilled above all things, because at that time the Word of God was scarce in the people of Israel and God would raise a man, a great prophet, and that man was Samuel, that inoffensive child who was in the temple serving God.

Let’s review this story a little through a few verses:

3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was.

4 Then the Lord called Samuel.

Samuel answered, “Here I am.”

5 And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”

But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down.

6 Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”

“My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.”

7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.

1 Samuel 3:3-7

At that moment when God began to deal directly with little Samuel, he did not know the voice of God, since His Word had not been revealed to him, and Samuel thought that it was Eli who was speaking to him and was hurrying to Eli and he asked: Why did you call me? And he asked the same question a few more times, but Eli answered him: “I have not called.”

The third time Samuel did the same, Eli realized that the Lortd was calling the boy and gave him the following instructions:

9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

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

1 Samuel 3:9-10

This time the child Samuel already knew who was being called and it was God himself. And he responded to the Lord: “Speak, for your servant hears.” We must also be ready to listen to the Word of God, we must be ready to respond to His call. In that time of scarcity of the Word, God raised Samuel as a great prophet in Israel and in the same way God has called us to be militants of His Word and we must always be attentive to hear the voice of God.

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8 comments on “Speak, for your servant is listening

  1. God was persistent on his calling to Samuel. Great God Almighty wanted to fulfill his purpose in Samuel he never stopped. God is always knocking at the door of our heart & is calling us to bring fought his word to the unsaved

  2. Always!!!! always!!! Thekingjesus just right word on me I feeling good everybody go do it the word of Lord Yawheh sebaoth the great Rabi ruah Yawheh my friends. Shalom mahahim 😘💓

  3. Speak, for your servant is listening
    “Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.”

    I know some people, partners of believers, that attend our Local Congregation. During years they have heard preaching from several Ministers, now you talk with them and it seems that they have understood something, but they have never confessed the name of Jesus Christ, nor committed to Church’s work here.

    Others have attended Church’s services during years too, until some day they left the Congregation and we have not known anything more of them, nor whether they are assisting other Congregation.

    I know one person I have met on the street several times who in a polite way shows me he does not want to speak about the Bible.

    I know some believers whose children have been taught the way of the Lord at home and in the Congregation. Since their childhood they have walked the way, but after they have taken a wrong way, they are lost in the world.

    All these people are of those who have been called, but
    “The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to them”.
    They have heard God’s Word, but they have never listened to it, it has not pierced their souls of them, as the Bible says about how it acts in people..

    “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

    God knows, but outwardly, are these people of those who have not been chosen?
    “For many are called, but few are chosen”. Matthew 22:14.

    It is a fearful thing to neglect the knowledge that we have received from our parents or Church’s teachers and afterward to wilfully sin against the Law of God. His wrath awaits at the door…

    “For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins. But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” Hebrew 10:26-27

    We must avoid to losing the way. It is good for us to remain in Jesus’s Way, and if he calls us, to be able to say:

    Speak, my Lord for your servant is listening.

    1. Amen I’m praying for someone to share my love with she knows I love her and I know she loves me I’m praying that god connects us with in our hearts cause I really do love her please help me by praying for me and her thank you and Amen.

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