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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo




*Scripture Treasure.*

1 Samuel 16:4  *And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?*

*Insight and Highlight.*

Be good. Receive the prophet of God honorably. Do not lose your reward by a rude disposition.

*Scripture Commentaries.*

When God sent Samuel to the house of Jesse to appoint Himself a replacement for Saul,

the elders trembled with fear, asking if he came to them in peace.

Samuel must have been honored because he immediately told them why he came to Bethlehem, and he even invited the elders to where he would be going.

He said in 1 Sam 16:3 *And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and called them to the sacrifice.*

There was no where Samuel was not known, and each time people saw him, they knew he was coming with a mandate from God.

1 Sam 2:31 says, *And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that*

*Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.*

Dan was in the north, and Beersheba was in the south of Israel.

Samuel was one of God's most powerful and influential prophets in Israel. God carried him wherever he went.

As God would not speak without confirming His word, so did God made sure Samuel's word did not go out without fulfillment,1 Sam 3:19.

Samuel anointed the first King of Israel Saul and David as the succeeding king.

The elders of Bethlehem, though, were trembled with fear and with mixed feelings, received Samuel in the name of a prophet, and they received a prophet's reward.

They did not become an obstacle to Samuel.

Out of Bethlehem, in the house of Jesse, came David, who replaced Saul and ruled Israel.

Luke 2: 14 *So Joseph also went up from Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, since he was from the house and line of David.*

Not everywhere a prophet was sent was he accepted. Jesus was not accepted by His own people.

When he came to Nazareth, His people rejected Him. Mark 6:4 *But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.?*

Once they rejected Him, *.....he could there do no mighty work....*, Mark 6:5.

Welcome a prophet in the name of a prophet, and you will receive a reward.

*Remorse corner.*

You can frustrate the reward of God for your life if you despise a man of God sent into your life.

*Call to Word action*

King Uzziah received Zechariah in the name of a prophet, and he received the reward of a prophet.

2 Chro 26:5 *And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made to him prosper.*

*The Christian clarion duty.*

Matt 10:41 *He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.*


Lord, help me to honor a prophet in the name of the prophet. Help me to honor my Samuel when he comes to my Bethlehem, in Jesus name.

Good morning all, and have a blessed day today.

God bless you.

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