“There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; THERE IS NO ROCK LIKE OUR GOD. Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and BY HIM DEEDS ARE WEIGHED.” (1 Sam. 2:2-3) [Do not boast about what you are going to do, then do nothing. God is interested IN WHAT WE DO not what we say we are going to do!!] “This sin of the young men was very great in the LORD’s sight, for they were treating the LORD’s offering with contempt. But SAMUEL WAS MINISTERING BEFORE THE LORD–a boy wearing a linen ephod.” (1 Sam. 2:17-18) [Eli’s sons were taking advantage of the people and being disobedient to God! Not Samuel, he was ministering! ] “And the boy Samuel continued to grow IN STATURE AND IN FAVOR WITH THE LORD and with people.” (1 Sam. 2:26) [Oh how we need to be in God’s favor!] “…the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light…put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” (Rom. 13:11-12, 14) [The sinful condition is like a sleeping condition, out of the sleep of carnal security, idleness and neglect, out of the sleep of spiritual death, and out of the sleep of spiritual deadness; both the wise, virgins, as well as the foolish, are described as fallen into a state of sleep while the bridegroom delayed…] Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that OUR HEART SAYS TO YOU, “YOUR FACE, LORD, DO WE SEEK!” -Bill Stockham
Eugene Lafountain [08/29/2015 10:55 PM]
God can do exceedingly abundently above all that we ask for.