1 Samuel 3:19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.”

In today’s church, there is more truth read, bible programs for study and research, books of reference, and linguistic, historical, and cultural study that we do not lack to find more about the God of the Bible. Yet, there has never been more of a dearth of knowledge among God’s people.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

We hold on to and fight for that which is precious to us.

Whether it is a marriage, children, parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, house, or job, we will fight for that which we love deeply.

But when push comes to shove, will we stand up for God? Will we do what is necessary to keep what has been put in our hands?

Even today, some countries do not have the whole bible in their native tongue, while others have three and four Bibles in the possession, yet never touch them except to bring them to church as a show of their Christianity.

In the days of Samuel, the opportunity to read what was available was scarce and very hard to come by. That is what was meant by; “and did let none of his words fall to the ground.”

When something is in our possession in abundance, we often take it or them for granted.

But when that which we cherish is taken away, do we complain or fight?

Today, I was challenged with all that has been given me by God. Have I taken the time to acknowledge His Sovereign provision, protection, forgiveness, salvation, love, and power? Sadly, not as much as my Heavenly Father truly deserves. 

I often neglect to thank God for that which is most familiar. Family, friends, church, Preacher, Bible, and most important – salvation; all are within my grasp every day and very precious to me. I rush on without stopping to give a word of thanks to the One who gave it to me. 

May we beg forgiveness for our selfish, self-centered ways!

Let us all purpose to carve out time to meditate on all that our gracious Heavenly Father has given us and return thanks and praise sincerely and with hearts full of love and appreciation. 

Have a wonderful weekend – See you in church!

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