MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Scripture: 1 Samuel 12:1-3, 1 Samuel 3:19
Samuel is an example of the kind of prophet that we want the church to represent in the last days. 1 Samuel 3:19 says, “So Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.” Is it possible to be a Christian who walks with God in such a way that none of our words fall to the ground? It is if we only speak God’s Words! But then we have to ask, what kind of life does God expect us to live in order to qualify to walk in this realm? The book of Samuel is not silent about that issue. 1 Samuel 12:1-3 tells us exactly what it takes, “Now Samuel said to all Israel: ‘Indeed I have heeded your voice in all that you said to me, and have made a king over you. And now here is the king, walking before you; and I am old and gray-headed, and look, my sons are with you. I have walked before you from my childhood to this day. Here I am. Witness against me before the Lord and before His anointed: Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I received any bribe with which to blind my eyes? I will restore it to you.’” Samuel made it very clear that in his dealings with other people, at the end of his days he could say, ‘Name the person I have robbed and name the person I have hurt.’ He basically said, ‘I have not taken, I have not hurt.’ How many leaders can say that today? ‘I have not taken, I have not hurt’ is the passport to words that God fulfills!