1 Samuel 15: 30-35…Sorry Saul, but….

Then he said, “I have sinned; yet honour me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, that I may bow before the LORD your God.” So Samuel turned back after Saul, and Saul bowed before the LORD.Then Samuel said, “Bring here to me Agag the king of theContinue reading “1 Samuel 15: 30-35…Sorry Saul, but….”

1 Samuel 15: 22-29…Obedience v Sacrifice.

And Samuel said,“Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,as in obeying the voice of the LORD?Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,and to listen than the fat of rams.For rebellion is as the sin of divination,and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry.Because you have rejected the word of the LORD,he hasContinue reading “1 Samuel 15: 22-29…Obedience v Sacrifice.”

James 5: 13-20…. Final thoughts.

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one whoContinue reading “James 5: 13-20…. Final thoughts.”

1 Samuel 7: 8-14….The Philistines commence war again.

And the people of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the LORD our God for us, that he may save us from the hand of the Philistines.” So Samuel took a nursing lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the LORD. And Samuel cried out to theContinue reading “1 Samuel 7: 8-14….The Philistines commence war again.”

1 Samuel 7: 3-7…. Samuel becomes the Judge.

And Samuel said to all the house of Israel, “If you are returning to the LORD with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your heart to the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.”Continue reading “1 Samuel 7: 3-7…. Samuel becomes the Judge.”