|Overview - 1 Samuel 3|
|1||How the word of the Lord was first revealed to Samuel.|
|11||God tells Samuel the destruction of Eli's house.|
|15||Samuel, though loath, tells Eli the vision.|
|19||Samuel grows in credit.|
1 Samuel 3:15 (King James Version)
And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.
- 1:9 Malachi 1:10
- Samuel reverenced Eli as a father, and feared to distress him by shewing what God had purposed to do. It does not appear that God commanded Samuel to deliver this message; he therefore did not attempt it till adjured by Eli. It might be supposed that Samuel would have been so full of ecstasy as to have forgotten his ordinary service, and run amongst his friends to tell them of the converse he had with God in the night: but he modestly keeps it to himself. Our secret communion with God is not to be proclaimed on the house-top.
- Jeremiah 1:6-8 ; 1 Corinthians 16:10 1 Corinthians 16:11