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April 11, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Samuel 12 (ESV)

And Samuel said to all Israel, “Behold, I have obeyed your voice in all that you have said to me and have made a king over you. And now, behold, the king walks before you, and I am old and gray; and behold, my sons are with you. I have walked before you from my youth until this day. Here I am; testify against me before the Lord and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? Testify against meand I will restore it to you.” They said, “You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man’s hand.” And he said to them, “The Lord is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand.” And they said, “He is witness.”....Continue Reading

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  1. 14If you will fear the Lord and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, and if both you and the king who reigns over you will follow the Lord your God, it will be well. 15But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then the hand of the Lord will be against you and your king.

  2. Samuel, one of the faithful leaders of Israel and the last judge, says his farewell. He provides 5 things: an affirmation of his loyal service and that no charge can come against him, a brief history lesson including a reminder of God’s opposition to their getting a king, a miracle, and a warning not to abandon God even though they disobeyed Him by getting a king and are now feeling bad about it and a promise to pray for them. All in all, not a bad goodbye.

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