The Daily Nosh – I Samuel 1:27 – 28

(Hannah, speaking about her son Samuel to Eli, the High Priest.)

(27)”For this boy I prayed, and the Lord granted me my petition that I asked of Him. (28) So I in turn dedicate him to Adonai – as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord.” Then he (Eli) bowed in worship there before Adonai. (TLV)

Nosh: Samuel’s parents set him on a course of lifelong ministry at birth. Indeed, Samuel did not rebel against that calling but served God his entire life. Scripture teaches us that it is God’s design that through the ministry of parents, righteousness is passed from generation to generation. As illustrated here, God has given parents the authority to pray and speak righteous and holy direction into their children’s lives, especially at birth and in their early and most impressionable years. Parents have a responsibility to use that God-given authority for the good of their children as long as they live.

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