Having GOD On Your Side

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1 Samuel 7:13b

Throughout Samuel’s lifetime, the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines.


This is a simple report from the writer saying the entire time Samuel was the prophet and priest of Israel, God was against the Philistines.


This is not to suggest that God wasn’t always against the Philistines; rather, it means that God actively fought against and defeated the Philistines on Israel’s behalf during Samuel’s lifetime. When Samuel, as a young boy, said to the Lord, “Speak Lord for YOUR servant is listening,” he established an open ear and a willful life in service to God that honored the Lord at every turn of his life. In so doing, God honored Samuel by keeping the people of Israel free of Philistine rule. Consequently, the entire nation of Israel prospered. They experienced what life was like “Having GOD On Your Side.”


Dear Jesus,

Today I want You to know that I want You “On My Side” more than anyone. Help me be like Samuel all the days of my life. Amen

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