So…they did it! All the Baals, Ashtoreths, gone!V5 – Gather to Mizpah – and I will pray….they fasted….confessed, “We have sinneed” and Samuel judged the children of Israel at Mizpah – FIND ON MAPDUN DUNDUN
When Philistines heard Israel was at Mizpah….they decided to head up that awy. Israel got scared….they said,
Samuel took a suckling lamb…and offered it…. And the Lord answered
WHILE Samuel was offering the offering – Philistines drew near to battle against…
…BUT the Lordthundred with a loud thunder….and confused them
So Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued them – and drew them as far back as below Beth Car.
Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen – and called it Ebenezer – thus far the Lord has helped us:Philistines were subdued. No more into territory of IsraelAll the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored from Ekron to GathPeace between Israel and AmoritesSamuel was a judge his whole life – on a circuit to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah, always returning to Ramah, for his home was there. There he built an altar
Who had it ?? WhenBethel GilgalMizpah - Ramah
When Samuel was old – he made his sons Judges.JOEL was firstborn.Judges in Beersheba….bad guys
Dishonest gain, took bribes, perverted justice
ELDERS OF ISRAEL
They haven’t rejected you, but me.HEED
“But the thing displeased Samuel, so samuel prayed”
1 Samuel 7-8
Week 3Chapters 7-8
What happened in chapter 1?• Elkanah had 2 wives• Hannah wanted a son, prayed• Peninnah had children, provoked• Samuel is born, weaned, and sacrifices are made
What happened in chapter 2?• Hannah prayed!• Eli’s sons were worthless/corrupt• Samuel grew• Man of God visits Eli
What happened in chapter 3?• God calls Samuel• Samuel gives Eli bad news
What happened in chapter 4?• Israel fought the Philistines (Ebenezer and Aphek)…and LOST (4,000 men!)• They called in the Ark• Israel lost (30,000 foot soldiers), the ark of God was captured, H&P died• Eli falls and dies• Mrs. Phinehas dies and has Ichabod
What happened in chapter 5?• Philistines moved ark from Ebenezer to Ashdod – Dagon’s house.• “The hand of the Lord was heavy”• Ark moved to Gath• Ark moved to Ekron
What happened in chapter 6?• Ark was with Philistines 7 months. That’s enough!• Trespass offering: 5 golden rats & 5 golden tumors• Where do the cows go? Beth Shemesh• Reapers of wheat rejoice! Field of Joshua. Levites…sacrifices• Five Lords of the Philistines: Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, Gath, Ekron• The Lord smites 50,070 because…• Messengers to Kirjath Jearim
Chapter 7 Who took the ark of the Lord? (7:1) Men of Kirjath Jearim Where did they put it? Abinadab’s house on the hill Who did they consecrate to keep it? Eleazer, his son. How long did it stay in Kirjath Jearim? A long time, 20 years.
Chapter 7 If you return to the Lord with all your hearts… put away these gods!
Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, that He may save us….
Samuel! You’re old! Your sons don’t walk in yourways! Now make us a king!
A king’s behavior:-Take your sons for his chariots, horsemen, andto run before the chariots-Captains over 1,000’s, over 50’s-Make them plow his ground, reap his harvest-Make his weapons of war, equipment forchariots-Make daughters into perfumers, cooks, bakers-Take best of fields, vineyards, olive groves-Take 1/10th of grain and vintage for officersand servants-Take male, female servants-Take finest young men, donkeys, make ‘emwork-Take 1/10th of sheep-You will be his servants-You will cry out. Want to change your mind?