We have been armed with abundant witnesses and incentive to live a life of faith, if we diligently gaze upon the One who is the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus of Nazareth!
The Israelites wasted an opportunity to trust God and see Him work because they wanted a king like all the other nations.
God’s people, in all ages, exercised faith (trust) in Him, resulting in sometimes great victories, while at other times, terrible physical losses. However, the one constant was their faith in God.
Although Samuel was a godly prophet and judge, his actions played a part in Israel’s desire to be like all the other nations.
The sure hope of Christ’s bodily resurrection permeates both the OT and NT Scriptures. As NT believers today, we celebrate the truth that “Christ” arose on the third day, after His crucifixion. Death has been conquered.
First Samuel 7 describes the prerequisites of true revival for those who have wandered away from fellowship with God.
The apostle Paul sets forth the meaning and importance of the Lord’s Supper.