1 Samuel 3:19

The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up and he [Samuel] let none of his [the LORD’s] words fall to the ground. (1 Samuel 3:19)

Sometimes the Bible blows me away with just the literary nature of its words. I love this picture of the life that Samuel led. He let none of the LORD’s words fall to the ground. When I think about my own life I feel like it would be more accurate to say “every now and again he goes out and catches a few words of the LORD and then goes back inside to read what other people have to say about those words.”

Anyway, nothing much more to say, just a pretty cool verse tucked away after the story of Samuel’s call by God. This would make a cool game. You could make either a bunch of balloons with scripture on it, or a confetti cannon would be even better, but a whole lot messier.

1 Samuel 3:19 Revisited

A few days ago I wrote about this passage:

The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up and he let none of his words fall to the ground. (1 Samuel 3:19)

I made a mistaken assumption when I read it the first time. I read it as if Samuel let none of God’s words fall to the ground. As I have been studying this passage for the past 2 weeks I see that it is actually God who lets none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground. That is a pretty powerful thing to say about a prophet. God was with Samuel and God made sure that everything that Samuel said came about.

I liked my idea about catching the words of God from a few days ago, but this is a better interpretation of the passage and it is pretty cool to boot.