Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 3 (day three)

“The lamp of God had not yet gone out.”  Throughout scripture, people have despaired of all hope, only to find that God has not lost track of them:  The children of Israel’s cries, God told Moses, had reached his ears; Samuel cowering in the cave heard God say that he was not the only God-fearing person left after all; Mary realized that through her womb God had brought down rulers and lifted up the humble; Paul, though everyone had deserted him, was delivered from the lion’s mouth of his accusers.  Through all of these events shone the glow that said the lamp of God had not gone out, not yet.  With God, there will always be a not-yet moment—a revelation that you are not at the mercy of the circumstances, but rather at the mercy of God.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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