I Samuel 3:19-20 (NKJV) As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him, and everything Samuel said was wise and helpful. All the people of Israel from one end of the land to the other knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the Lord.
Samuel was one of the great men of faith and one of the great leaders in Israel’s history. Samuel served as priest, prophet, and Israel’s last judge. Read in today’s passage what the Bible says about him. Just because we serve God, does not mean we are exempt from areas in our lives that need to be addressed.
But Samuel was human, and he had blind areas. Samuel appointed his sons as judges in his place. The problem was that his sons were not the men of character that he was. Scripture tells us they “were greedy for money, accepted bribes and perverted justice.” The people tried to tell Samuel, but for whatever reason he had a compromising flaw when it came to his family. Do you have a blind areas in your character for those in your family or inner circle?
We often develop blind areas with regard to someone we love and want to protect. If Samuel had heard the people’s complaints with openness, he may have seen the truth before it was too late concerning his sons. Then he could have corrected the problem and held his sons accountable for their actions. If others around you are telling you things you don’t want to hear, maybe you should stop and evaluate carefully what’s being said. We have to be careful when people share things about our families and friends. But at the same time we must know when there are things that need to be addressed.
Point to ponder- Do you need to be honest about someone in your life: a friend, child, or maybe a family member? Perhaps it is time to handle the blind areas in your life? Or it could be “you” who needs to be addressed! Let’s be proactive when it comes to addressing the blind areas in our lives. Have a great Thursday!
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