Before Samuel was called to be a prophet in Israel, there was no widespread revelation from the Lord. That all changes now that God calls Samuel and gives him his first prophecy: a severe rebuke to the high priest.
Hannah’s poem of praise to God is published by her son Samuel. The wicked sons of Eli are condemned, and in stark contrast, young Samuel is shown as a servant. A prophet of God rebuke Eli because of his sons
We start our study of Israel’s prophets, kings and heroes in the age of transition from tribal rule to a national monarchy. Our lessons from the Lord begin with the godly parents of Samuel the prophet and his birth.
There was an obstacle before Naomi, Ruth and Boaz to overcome in court if they were to see Boaz redeem them from poverty and marry Ruth. The one man in the way did not love Ruth, but Boaz did and prevailed.
Naomi gives Ruth clear instructions on how to approach Boaz to gain Ruth’s legal opportunity for Boaz to marry her, in this Naomi is wise and clear. Virtuous Ruth obeys and finds Boaz honorable and determined.