1 Samuel 1: Presenting Our Prayers to God

1 Samuel 1: Presenting Our Prayers to God

First Samuel is a book of new beginnings, a transition from the old ways of the judges to the new ways of the kings. The first chapter in this book paves the way for this transition through the recounting of the story of Samuel’s birth, the prophet God would use to...
1 Samuel 1: Presenting Our Prayers to God

The Wisdom of Pursuing Christ

One Thing Worth Pursuing The key to living a life of wisdom is to recognize that the things that matter most are the things the world cannot provide. Paul brings this truth to light in 1 Corinthians 1: Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the...
1 Samuel 1: Presenting Our Prayers to God

Judges 6–7: Severe Mercy

The human tendency is to rely on our own resources instead of the Lord. Knowing this, God made it abundantly clear to Gideon that His hand alone would save Israel—it was not human might that defeated Israel’s enemies. The Severe Mercy of God The Israelites repeated...