Tag: Samuel

  • Biblical Principle #230: The Nazirite Vow

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave guidelines for Israelites who took a Nazarite vow. Explanation We previously established that certain individuals were set apart from the assembly of Israel in a preventative manner for maintaining the purity of the whole. Similarly, certain individuals were set apart in a unique sense…

  • July 30 – Jeremiah’s Linen Belt

    Reading Jer. 13:1-15:9 Devotional In today’s reading, GOD gives Jeremiah another sign to illustrate what will happen to Judah. 1 This is what the LORD said to me: “Go and buy a linen belt and put it around your waist, but do not let it touch water.” 2 So I bought a belt, as the…

  • March 26 – Opposites: Hannah and Eli

    Reading 1 Sam. 1:1-2:36 Devotional There was a man named Elkanah of the tribe of Ephraim who had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children but Hannah did not. Elkanah loved Hannah more than Peninnah. Every year Elkanah and his wives would journey to Shiloh where the tabernacle was to offer sacrifices to GOD.…

  • March 27 – Signs of GOD Working

    Reading 1 Sam. 3:1-7:17 Devotional A number of key events are recorded in the text of today’s reading. One common theme in these events is how GOD is continually active in the lives of His people as well as all men. GOD Calls Samuel When Samuel was a young boy he served under Eli in…

  • March 28 – Who Knows Best?

    Reading 1 Sam. 8:1-12:25 Devotional When Samuel was old, the Israelites demanded that he setup a king to rule over them. They said they wanted to be like all the other nations around them who were led by a king. Samuel was upset about this and he prayed to GOD, but GOD said: Heed the…

  • March 29 – Wait on GOD

    Reading 1 Sam. 13:1; 14:49-51 1 Chron. 9:35-44 1 Sam. 13:2-14:45 Devotional King Saul had an army of 3,000 soldiers. He put his son Jonathan over 1,000 of them. Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost at a place called Geba. The Philistines gathered their army of 3,000 chariots, six thousand charioteers, and too many soldiers to…

  • March 30 – Partially Obeying is Disobeying

    Reading 1 Sam. 14:48-48, 52 1 Chron. 5:10, 18-22 1 Sam. 15:1-35 Devotional Saul had a lot of victories over the enemies of Israel during his reign as king. But GOD had a mission for Saul. Samuel also said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now…

  • March 31 – A Cause Worth Fighting For

    Reading 1 Sam. 16:1-17:58 Devotional GOD told Samuel to stop crying over Saul because GOD had chosen a new king for Israel. GOD sent Samuel to anoint David as king over Israel. David was a handsome young shepherd who was watching over his father Jesse’s sheep. When Samuel anointed David, the Holy Spirit came upon…

  • April 5 – Saul and His Sons Die

    Reading 1 Sam. 28:4-7,3,8-25; 31:1-13 1 Chron. 10:13-14 2 Sam. 4:4; 1:1-27 Devotional The Philistines assembled a huge army to attack the Israelites at Gilboa. When Saul saw the army, he was greatly afraid—he was terrified. He asked GOD for advice and GOD did not answer him. So Saul went to see a medium (a person through…