“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.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Samuel 3-5, Psalm 66, and 2 Corinthians 7.
Samuel doesn’t recognize the voice of the Lord.
I was part of a Bible class today from John 10 where Jesus is the Shepherd. Jesus explains that His sheep know His Voice.
Samuel was young and unfamiliar with God, therefore God’s voice would not be known to him.
But once Samuel figures things out, he gives a wonderful response. Samuel wants God to speak to Him because now he is tuned in to God’s voice. Samuel also recognizes that he is God’s servant.
Lessons are plentiful for me in this verse. I MUST be listening to God. I must construct my life so that there will be places where God can reach me. I cannot be so consumed with other things that God can’t reach me.
I must also remember that I am His servant. How am I going to know what to do, and not do, if I am not hearing from Him? I must construct my life so that He is within range of me. I need His guidance desperately.
“Lord, thank You for the story of Samuel’s introduction to God. Forgive me for tuning You out. I need You every second. Prick my conscience when I am separating from You so that I can remove the separation. I truly need You. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”