Verse of the Day and Devotion 6/20/2024

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Verse of the Day

by Bible League International,

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The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” – 1 Samuel 3:10 NIV


In finding faithful followers, God may use unexpected channels. Be prepared for the Lord to work at any place, at any time, and through anyone He chooses. In the book of 1 Samuel, the priests of Israel were corrupt and had lost their spiritual sight and hearing as the nation drifted into danger. “The word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions” (1 Samuel 3:1). Yet God wouldn’t give up on His people. He began to speak to a young boy named Samuel who was being raised in the priest’s household. Samuel’s name means “the Lord hears”—a memorial to God’s answering his mother’s prayer. But Samuel would need to learn how to hear God.

One would naturally expect an audible message from God to be given to the priest Eli and not to the child Samuel. Eli was older and more experienced, and he held the proper position. But God’s chain of command is based on faith, not on age or position “Speak, for your servant is listening” (v. 10). It’s the servant who hears. Nothing can happen without God ordaining it. Psalm 57:2 says “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfils his purpose for me.” This is key in understanding God’s purpose for your life. God has numbered your days and will fulfil every purpose He has for you if you obey His Word and allow Him to lead you.

Let’s choose to listen to and obey what God has revealed in the Scriptures. Let’s submit our lives to Him and take the posture of humble servants—those who have their “radios” tuned in and ready to hear from Him.

Why is it vital for you to obey what God has revealed in Scripture? How can you stay ‘’tuned in” to His voice?

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