Samuel, the Original Kingmaker: Don’t preach peace to Eli and mourn for Saul as an excuse not to fulfill your purpose

It’s so hard to find good leaders, when men are so brainwashed to follow man instead of Christ.

A lot of people would rather preach peace to Eli, and mourn for Saul rather be the priest and king that God has called them to be in Christ for their generation.

When Samuel was young, he was tempted not to preach the real word of the Lord to Eli, out of respect for his elder, father figure, and high priest.

When Samuel was old, he was tempted to mourn for Saul instead of find a new king, because Saul was his first appointed king, and he had a personal relationship with Saul.

But the authority in the kingdom of God was never in titles or human relationships in the first place. Priestly and kingly authority is in prayer for people, teaching the word, and doing the Word for an example. Samuel understood this:

1 Samuel 12
23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: 24 only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

Read 1 and 2 Samuel

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