The author of 1 Samuel is not named in this book, but it is likely that Samuel either wrote or supplied the information for 1:1--25:1, which covers his life and ministry until his death. The book of 1st Samuel was written between 931 and 722 B.C.
The Lord will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness.
1st Samuel 2:9
He will keep the feet of his saints and the wicked shall be silent in darkness for by strength shall no man prevail.
If we return to the Lord with all our hearts and rid ourselves of idolatry and commit ourselves to the Lord and serve him only, he will deliver us out of bondage.
1st Samuel 7:3
And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel saying If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you and prepare your hearts unto the Lord and serve him only and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
The Lord will not forsake His people, He is pleased to make you his people.
1st Samuel 12:21-22
And turn ye not aside for then should ye go after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver for they are vain. For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name s sake because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.
No matter how many promises are made, they are yes and amen in Christ. Keep in mind that Christ has fulfilled the Law for righteousness and you are in him. His faithfulness qualifies you for any and all promises, not your ability to keep the Law or remain faithful. Now it's up to you to believe in your heart that you are in Him and He is your righteousness. Remember that you are a joint-heir with Jesus as you read thru these Old Testament promises.
These promises are all from God. Some are for a specific time, some for specific purpose, some for specific people and others are for everyone. So, as you read these, invite the Holy Spirit to show you how these promises reveal His character, purpose, plan and hope for your life and all those who are in Christ.
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