FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
Scripture: Numbers 18:19-21
The difference between Eli and Samuel was that Samuel honored God’s covenant. God’s covenant of salt guaranteed that the tithe went to the Levites. And Samuel was not about to touch it for fear of violating God’s covenant in an unclean way. To know the Lord is to do His Word. And that gives us a relationship that moves God’s Hand. In Numbers 18:19 we are told, “All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to the Lord, I have given to you and your sons and daughters with you as an ordinance forever; it is a covenant of salt forever before the Lord with you and your descendants with you.” Forever before God’s Throne is a declaration of the covenant of salt which, when honored, allows us to pray a prayer moving God’s Hand for justice. Samuel maintained that position and got answers to prayers his entire life. Whenever he prayed for justice, it came. Do we want to be a Samuel to our generation?