It’s interesting how so many people want to rise to the “top” and be a somebody. Teenagers will often sing in front of the mirror and imagine themselves as a super-star singing in front of large crowds and receiving tons of fan letters, and huge accolades from adoring multitudes. We as believers are not immune…

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…