Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Samuel Chapter 15 - Pride & Obedience

Hi, I'm back. I havn't been able to write in my blog because I've been so busy with scoolwork and chores.

Here is what I wrote in my Bible Journal on October 3, 2008:

In Samuel,chapter 15, Samuel tells Saul to destroy the Amalekites and all the livestock. Instead of obeying the LORD, Saul spares king Agag and the best of the livestock. Later on the Lord tells Samuel that Saul has disobeyed him. Than Samuel goes to see if Saul has obeyed. When Saul sees Samuel coming he goes to meet him. Saul greets him by saying," Samuel, I have obeyed the Lords command!" Samuel, "Then can you explain those animal sounds I hear, and why is King Agag still alive? Have you not obeyed the LORDs command?" Saul says, "aaa...the peaple have brought the best of the animals to sacrifice to the LORD. And king Agag? The people have brought king Agag as sort of a trophy." Samuel reprimands Saul for his disobedience. He declares that his kingship has been taken away from him by the LORD and will be given to another. Samuel tells Saul that to obey is better than a sacrifice.

What I learned:
Saul was very proud when Samuel scolded him for disobeying. Saul blamed the people for what he had done. Let's not be like Saul. Let's try to be like Solomon. He was humble before the Lord. He confesed that he was no wiser than a little child and that he needed God to direct Him. We should ask God to direct us in our lives. If we do somthing wrong admit it. Let's be humble soldiers!

Being humble is hard but the Bible says, "God resist the proud and gives grace to the humble." Being humble means not to always have an exscuse whe you get caught doing somthing wrong ,or blaming other people for what you did. Let's admit it that we are all very proud sometimes. I can be very proud and I ask God to help me to be humble and lowly like Jesus.

My Family

Here I am together with my sister and my two younger brothers.

Friday, October 3, 2008

I Samuel, Chapter 3

This entry is from my Bible Journal last week. My Dad has our family read and study the Bible together every evening. Before I go to bed I write in my journal how God spoke to me through the Bible.

In I Samuel, chapter 3, we read how the Lord speaks to Samuel 3 times. He assumes he's being called by Eli. What impressed me is that even though Eli told Samuel he was not the one calling him, Samuel continues to go to him when he hears the voice again. Now that is obedience and attentiveness! Maybe I would have ignored the voice after Eli told me that it was not him calling me. Hopefully, I would recognize that it was God calling me. Well, when God calls Samuel the fourth time, he obeys Eli and says, "I am your servant, Lord, speak." The Lord speaks to him and tells him that he will judge Eli and his sons. What impressed me again is that God can talk to children, and not just adults.

On A Mission...For Him

Hello, my name is Abraham and this is my first blog. I am very excited to start blogging. I just gave my life to the Lord about two weeks ago. I was born into a Christian home but it wasn't until recently that I seriously began to think about giving my life to God and getting baptized. (I will save that story for another day.) My parents and I have been talking about how I can use my life to glorify God and minister to others. We all thought that this blog was a good start. I hope I can encourage other boys to be godly soldiers for Christ.

I chose the title for my blog and I really like it. I like to think of myself as a soldier in God's army doing His work. My life is a mission to glorify God and I would like to hear God one day tell me, "Well done, my good and faithful soldier. Mission accomplished."

In this blog I will be sharing how God is speaking to me through the Bible and the lesssons I am learning.

Thank you for reading my blog.