Although Samuel was a godly prophet and judge, his actions played a part in Israel’s desire to be like all the other nations.
First Samuel 7 describes the prerequisites of true revival for those who have wandered away from fellowship with God.
God’s “heavy hand” will rest on those who say “no” to Him, yet every person has an opportunity to avoid this reality.
Samuel, Hophni, and Phinehas had a similar upbringing but took completely different paths in life. Their attitude toward God made all the difference!
Unlike his father, Jonathan knew God’s will and “stepped out’’ in faith to accomplish it.