1 Samuel Lessons

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Today's reading: 1 Samuel 1-31

We just spent the last month reading through and considering the rich book of 1 Samuel. I hope you enjoyed and learned from the up-close and personal look we received of Samuel, Saul and David as much as I did. We definitely saw a picture of three very different men who all provided important lessons for us. Yesterday we looked at Saul, so today let's close out 1 Samuel by looking back and recalling what we learned from Samuel and David.

Identify the most significant lesson that stood out to you from the life example of Samuel. What's one important lesson you took away from David's life (up to this point)? Tami

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Through all his ups and downs David knew where his anchor was


Samuel was a man of prayer,faithfulness and of integrity.
Samuel was a judge who was trusted by the people as we see from what Samuel says here in I Samuel 12:3,4:

“Here I am. If I have done anything wrong, accuse me now in the presence of the LORD and the king he has chosen. Have I taken anybody’s cow or anybody’s donkey? Have I cheated or oppressed anyone? Have I accepted a bribe from anyone? If I have done any of these things, I will pay back what I have taken. The people answered, ‘No, you have not cheated us or oppressed us; you have not taken anything from anyone.’ “

As we see here in I Samuel 8, we are disappointed that Samuel has chosen his sons to become judges. We do not know why he chose them but when he is approach about the situation we see Samuel goes to the Lord in prayer and obeys the LORD!!


So Samuel prayed to the LORD: This is the right thing to do whenever we are displeased. We should never carry such troubles with us. Instead, we should do what Samuel did when he prayed to the LORD.

. “Surely it is the mistake of our life, that we carry our burdens instead of handing them over; that we worry instead of trusting; that we pray so little.” (Meyer)


David respected Saul as king although Saul hated him without a cause. Just like Samuel, David had a close relationship with Lord and desire to obey Him. They both loved the Lord and were found faithful in serving the LORD.

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