This section depicts Samuel’s transformation from “boy,” (3:1) to “prophet,” (3:20), from being a juvenile, ignorant of the Lord, to one who functioned as the Lord’s impeccable and revered spokesman. With this event the child Samuel, the first named male prophet since Moses, begins his career as a prophet who will be like Moses (cf. Deut 18:15–19). In it all, the Lord once again demonstrated his propensity for confounding human systems, and bypassing the exalted in favor of the humble.
1. What is your next step of surrender today?
2. Are there any practices you need to start? Is there anything from your life that you need to remove?
Challenge: Start a written list of the things you want to surrender to the Lord. Follow up that with a list of things you will pray for strength to remove, and remove them. Keep pushing ahead and pray for the Holy Spirit to embolden you to live a life worthy of what He called you to.