I Samuel 3:1-3, by Renee Peebles

1 Samuel 3:1-3

I Samuel 3:1-3 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD before Eli. And word from the LORD was rare in those days, visions were infrequent.
1 Samuel 3:2 It happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his eyesight had begun to grow dim {and} he could not see {well),}
1 Samuel 3:3 and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God {was,}

Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was. The ark of God represented the Lord's very presence to the people of Israel. Inside the ark was God's law, His word to His people. Samuel was lying down near the word and presence of the LORD!

Do you make it a habit to stay close to Him and His word? Do you choose to be in the very presence of God? Is His word a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path?

If I am honest, most nights when I lay down in "my place", I like Eli have dim eyesight and dull ears to the presence and word of God. The late night news tunes Him out. Oh, how I desire to have a heart like Samuel's, to lay down in the presence of the LORD with His word near me. Instead of watching the late night news, why not turn off the t.v. altogether and meditate on God's word, listening for His voice, desiring to be in His presence.

About Renee Peebles:


Renee is passionate about her relationship with Christ, her family and homeschooling. She enjoys writing devotions and articles on homeschooling, family and God's Word.  Her desire is for every woman to know her value and worth in Christ Jesus and begin to walk in His truth.


Visit Renee at wherethegrassisgreener-renee.blogspot.com.

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