The Power of a call

May 15, 2022

Book: 1 Samuel, Matthew

1 Sam 3:4The Lord called to Samuel, and he replied, “Here I am!”

1 Sam 3:5Then he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But Eli] said, “I didn’t call you. Go back and lie down.” So, he went back and lay down.

1 Sam 3:6The Lord again called, “Samuel!” So Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But Eli said, “I didn’t call you, my son. Go back and lie down.”

1 Sam 3:7Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord; the Lord’s messages had not yet been revealed to him.

1 Sam 3:8Then the Lord called Samuel a third time. So he got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me!” Eli then realised that it was the Lord who was calling the boy.

1 Sam 3:9So Eli said to Samuel, “Go back and lie down. When he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ So Samuel went back and lay down in his place.

1 Sam 3:10Then the Lord came and stood nearby, calling as he had previously done, “Samuel! Samuel!” Samuel replied, “Speak, for your servant is listening!”

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