By the Way (2864)

2826 Expect Love

...but My steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you. 2 Sam. 7:15 ESV

David wanted to build a temple for God, a “house”, but God refused because of the blood on David’s hands. However, God promise

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2823 Obedience Is Better

And Samuel said, “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.” 1 Sam. 15:22 ESV

In a battle against the Amalekites

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2821 Sad Ichabod

And she named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel!” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. 1 Sam. 4:21 ESV

When Israel started losing a battle against the Philistines, the

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2820 Also Your Name

And the LORD came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.” 1 Sam. 3:10 ESV

Samuel was given into the Lord’s service already as a young boy and lived at the tabernacle. During that time,

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2819 Pour It Out

But Hannah answered, "No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the LORD. 1 Sam. 1:15 ESV

Hannah was childless. In ancient times this presented serious problem

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2818 Blind Faith

At midnight the man was startled and turned over, and behold, a woman lay at his feet! He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth, your servant. Spread your wings over your servant, for you are a redeemer.” Ruth 3:8-9 ESV

Naomi and Ruth, he

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2817 Sow Love

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. Ruth

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2816 I Live for God

And he told her all his heart, and said to her, “A razor has never come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If my head is shaved, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.” J

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