Saturday, August 30, 2008

Prophet Samuel (11) - Amazing Prophet

Samuel was a great prophet in a time when Israel was still confused about the role of the prophetic ministry. This confusion is recorded in the scriptures.

Formerly in Israel, if a man went to inquire of God, he would say, "Come, let us go to the seer," because the prophet of today used to be called a seer (1 Sam 9:9).
Samuel was the first real prophet in a time when Israel had wandered away from the Lord. He developed into this ministry without anyone to mentor him. He had no prophetic example to follow. He grew into this ministry by listening to God. In this situation, we should not be surprised that the got a few things wrong. Given that he preceded Jesus and had no written scripture to guide him, it is amazing that the made so few mistakes.

Samuel's life is recorded for our benefit. We can learn from his mistakes and we should be inspired by his example.

This full series can be found at Prophet Samuel.

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