It's Day 44 and we're in 1 Samuel 2.
Note that we're reading the first three chapters and then skipping forward to chapter 9.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 25 - This is a tough verse (explained below), but it's a reminder that judgment will fall eventually.
- Verses 6-7 - Not everything is God's perfect will (i.e. the way God wants everything to happen), but there is also God's providential will (i.e. that God allows things to happen).
- Verses 12-17 - They were using their religious position for personal gain, which was wrong and caused the people to have great cynicism toward the things of God.
- Verses 20-21 - As I've said before, this is an unusual situation. This is not the way that fertility issues normally play out.
- Verse 25 - The idea that God desired their death is tough to read. Was it just? They were doing great wrong with their religious position, were unrepentant, and had been given abundant opportunities to repent. It was time for justice.
If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.
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