Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 3 (day four)
V.7 – “Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, nor had the word of the Lord yet been revealed to him.”
Philippians 3:8 – “I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing values of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord for whom I have suffered the loss of all things…”
Henry Blackaby has said, “there is a radical difference between knowing God through experience and knowing God from a theology textbook.” Samuel discovered that truth. Until chapter 3 and his experience with God, Samuel served Eli. Now he served the Lord. All of Israel recognized the difference. Samuel’s faithful obedience to God caused God to end His famine of revealing His word to Israel.
Can the people around you recognize that you have experienced the living God? Is it evident that your relationship with God is more than a head knowledge…that you have a heart knowledge? Don’t settle for just a head knowledge of God…ask Him to make His Word a living experience in your life!