He served the Lord all the days of his life. Samuel followed the commitment of his mother and served the Lord all the days of his life. While he led Israel they enjoyed peace and followed the Lord. What a huge commentary about Godly leaders. The people of Israel followed the pattern of their leader. He was committed, so they were committed. He walked with God and so they walked with God. The judges of Israel did not lead that way and literally brought the nation to an all time low. Now with Samuel, they again enjoyed peace and growth as a nation as he did as a leader.
In our lives and culture, we also have the duty and responsibility to follow God all the days of our lives. If we remain committed to him ad walk humbly with him–we too can experience peace and protection. We as a nation also need to commit and follow him. If we had Godly leaders and if we would repent as a nation, like Israel, we could enjoy peace again. Sadly, the nation follows its leadership and the leadership continues to put distance between God and country. Please pray for our nation and its leadership and perhaps we can see God return as head of this country.
God Bless You
12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer,[b] saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”
13 So the Philistines were subdued and they stopped invading Israel’s territory. Throughout Samuel’s lifetime, the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines. 14 The towns from Ekron to Gath that the Philistines had captured from Israel were restored to Israel, and Israel delivered the neighboring territory from the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.
15 Samuel continued as Israel’s leader all the days of his life. 16 From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah, judging Israel in all those places. 17 But he always went back to Ramah, where his home was, and there he also held court for Israel. And he built an altar there to the Lord.