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Legacy–I Samuel 25 part 1

I Samuel 25 opens with a very direct and poignant Statement—“Samuel Died and all Israel gathered for his funeral”  On its face, it seems a little understated for the last Judge of Israel, but upon a closer look there is a volume of a message.  Samuel’s death was neither missed or ignored.  The entire nation of Israel turned out for his funeral.  From his conception, Samuel was destined to spend his life serving the Lord-and he did.  As God’s servant he carried Israel through a difficult transition and the beginning of the fulfillment of Prophecy.  As he went home to be with the Lord, Saul’s reign was ending and the messianic reign was to begin with David.  The entire nation was shaped and moved by the life of this great and last Judge of Israel


In our lives, we will serve the Lord and see little of the legacy we leave behind.  But, we can trust the Lord when he promises that if we submit and follow him he will guide us through the journey and allow us the ability to leave a timeless legacy behind. As we serve the Lord, we will see his influence in the lives of those we touch.  We have no assurances of what that legacy will be or if we will know the impact we have on others, but, we can be assured that God’s plan is flawless and if we trust him, we will live a life that impacts the world beyond our own lives.

In our power, we can do nothing, in his power we can change a nation.  Thanks Lord for Samuel and the kind of impact a person sold out to you can have.


God Bless You

Now Samuel died, and all Israel gathered for his funeral. They buried him at his house in Ramah.


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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