1 Samuel 3 – THE CALL OF SAMUEL
During one of the darkest times of Israel’s history, God called a boy named Samuel to be a prophet.
IT WAS A PRECIOUS CALL – Vss. 1-4
Anytime God speaks it’s precious. But the word of God was rare (“precious” in KJV) in those days, so when God spoke it was very special. Actually when God speaks it’s always precious or special.
IT WAS A PERSONAL CALL – Vs. 4
God called Samuel. God will call out special people for specific tasks. Salvation is also a personal call. God calls us to be saved. We must believe on Christ (Acts 16:31).
IT WAS A PERSISTENT CALL – Vss. 4-10
God called until Samuel answered God. He was a little confused because this was the first time God had called him.
Let’s not keep God waiting, and answer His call whenever He gives it.
IT WAS A PRACTICAL CALL – Vss. 11-14
God had a message for Samuel to deliver to Eli (Which he did in verses 15-18). When God calls us, He has practical reasons for doing so.