Do you remember the show, “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” It’s embarrassing to discover that either kids are a lot smarter these days, or because of age we’ve just forgotten a whole pile of stuff. We can act like know-it-all’s sometime when in fact we never really know it all. One of God’s…

The lessons we can learn from Samuel are remarkable. He heads off to Bethlehem because God wants him to anoint a new king for Israel. He is instructed by the Lord to invite Jesse to a banquet and bring along the family. Samuel believes that the new king is among the sons of Jesse. So,…

The nation of Israel cried out for a king. I guess they wanted to be like other nations and have a king reign over them so they had Samuel bring their demand before the Lord. It first appears that God gave in to their ill-advised request, but of course God always has bigger and better…

The life of young Samuel takes a new twist once God had called him by name and Samuel responded. The Lord had revealed Himself to the young prophet in a personal way and now the he knew the Lord and he knew the Lord’s voice. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice!” There is this…