Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 12:1-25

Now an old man, Samuel addresses the Israelites one more time reminding them of who God is and then calling the nation to respect, serve and obey Him.

As I took in Samuel’s passionate address, once again, his absolute commitment to God was apparent. From his earliest years to his final days Samuel wholly followed God–seeking His instruction, following His words and faithfully leading and guiding God’s people. As I spent a few minutes thinking about Samuel’s example, here are some of the descriptive words that came to my mind: unwavering, candid, steadfast, dependable, submitted, shepherd, caring, devoted, loyal, committed, honest, firm.

What is the most meaningful lesson you’ve learned from Samuel’s example? What does Samuel’s life show us about serving God in and through all our circumstances? What does his example show about serving God as we age? Tami

Source: Tami’s Blog