Our reading challenge for the day is 1 Samuel 6-10. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?
1 Samuel 6 - Even the Philistines knew they needed to make a guilt offering, though they did not know God. We all know something of guilt. Why not be frank about it and look to God for forgiveness?
1 Samuel 7 - During those years of Samuel judging Israel the people were followers of the Lord. It did not mean they were not sinful and idolaters. This can give us hope. Where sin abounds, grace abounds even more.
1 Samuel 8 - The rejection of Samuel was in reality a rejection of God. Kings will be bad for Israel but are what the people demanded.
1 Samuel 9 - God’s anointing on Saul is great. See how he also orchestrated the meeting of Samuel and Saul. Our Lord can turn a wild goose chase into an opportunity to be his servant and bless his people.
1 Samuel 10 - God gives Saul many signs of his anointing. The greatest of these is that Saul is publicly recognized as king. What role in Christ’s kingdom do others recognize us as fulfilling?