Pastor’s Letter – July 6, 2021 – Samuel’s Prayer(s)

And Samuel told all the words of the Lord unto the people that asked of him a king.

1 Samuel 8:10

Dear Church and Friends,

Samuel is such a wonderful example for us and especially for men in leadership. Whether that leadership be in the home, the church, or the marketplace we learn from Samuel how we are to engage and lead. We return today to 1 Samuel 8.

The Judge could have responded out of the energy of his hurt. However, he let the disappointment fade while he went straight to the Lord in prayer. He then reported “the words of the Lord” to the people. Not his opinion or feelings but the word of the Lord. Finally, after the people reject the word of the Lord, Samuel rehearses their words “in the ears of the Lord.” What a man of prayer!

When we depend on the Lord, even though there is disappointment, we have supernatural peace. Watch the Pastor’s Letter video today to hear my devotional on this passage.

Music: My Savior’s Love, the 2020 Shepherd’s Conference.

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Prayer Request: Please pray for Haley McNeese.

Craig’s Catechism: How the Church is to be Known

  • Question 317: What need is there of this? Answer: Because sin is never thoroughly abolished here.
  • Question 318: How do we get remission of our sins? Answer: Through the mercy of God, and the merit of Christ.
  • Question 319: Is there any remission of sins after this life? Answer: None at all, although some have taught otherwise.

All my best,

And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the Lord.

1 Samuel 8:21

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Published by David B. Smith

Author, podcaster, pastor, and Big Pappa to my grandchildren.

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