Thursday, September 19, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 37 Wednesday

I Samuel 3:2-21

God revealed Himself to Samuel when he was a young man. He later revealed Himself again to Samuel in Shiloh.

Does God issue any commands in this chapter?

  • No, even though God spoke directly with Samuel there are no commands made.

Does God make any promises in this chapter?

  • God spoke audibly to Samuel, an occurrence that was very rare (see 3:1). He told Samuel that everyone would be astonished on the day that He brought all the promised curses to pass upon the house of Eli. God went so far as to say that the sins of Eli's house would not be forgiven even by the giving of sacrifices and offerings. (This seems to indicate that this family would not be restored to their place of priestly preeminence even if future family members petitioned God for that honor.)

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • Samuel is a type of Christ. In this chapter he is established as a prophet of the LORD. (verse 20)

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Not that I identified.

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