Every Thought Captive to Messiah


So Samuel Hid Nothing from Eli

1 Samuel 3, 8

H - "And Eli said, 'What was it that [Yahweh] told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.' 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him.” - 1 Samuel 3:17-18

E - This is Samuel's test. Will he speak exactly what God told him to say, or will he give into pressure to say what he thinks Eli will want to hear? This is the test of all who would speak for God, in every generation including our own.

A - Father, am I afraid of people? Am I not speaking biblical truth clearly? Am I cowering to the world around me instead of speaking your message clearly? Am I holding something back?

R - "If you want to be my true spokesman in your church, community, and nation, you must speak exactly what I say. Do not tickle the ears of your audience. Make all of your messages biblical ones. Let the Bible rule your preaching and teaching. Do not add to the Bible, and do not take away from it. I invite you to be like Samuel, a true prophet of God, a spokesman. But you must pass the same test Samuel passed."

P - Father, it is a difficult challenge to speak exactly what you want spoken. Help me to consult with you before every sermon and lesson. Help me to know exactly what you want me to say. Then give me the courage by your Spirit to say it. I need more courage. Help me to be a man of absolute integrity and truth. Amen.


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