Even Moses, the great Law-giver of Israel, recognized that a life pleasing to God meant one must live “by faith!”
God’s “heavy hand” will rest on those who say “no” to Him, yet every person has an opportunity to avoid this reality.
Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph each demonstrated trust in the true and living God and what He promised for them individually and God’s people corporately.
Samuel, Hophni, and Phinehas had a similar upbringing but took completely different paths in life. Their attitude toward God made all the difference!
The days in which we live are the good old days for us. This is the appointed time for each of us to learn and appreciate what it means to live by faith.
A clear contrast existed between Hannah’s approach to distress and the Israelites’ approach. One brought victory and the other brought defeat.
A consideration of what biblical faith is and why it has always mattered
An overview of the historical context of First Samuel and a survey of the book including its primary theme