And the Lord appeared again at Shiloh, because the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel at Shiloh by the word of the Lord. Thus, the word of Samuel came to all Israel. – 1 Samuel 3:21-4:1
I once heard someone say (of another), “He sure has a lot to say, but in the end, he doesn’t really say much. Does he?” How about you? What is your message? Maybe you’re a pastor-teacher, a teacher, or just someone who likes to talk, the point is that everyone has a message. So, what is yours?
When Samuel served as a judge and prophet, he would often bring the word of God to the people of Israel, but only after he had met with the Lord at Shiloh. Don’t miss it, Samuel did not bring the word of God until after he had spent time with God. First, he was with God, then he spoke.
Whatever our message happens to be, it needs to be from God and we can only receive a message from God if we spend time with Him, listening. The world does not necessarily need to hear from us, but they sure need to hear from Him. So, if you must say it, at least “say much.”
We need a reason for speaking, we need none for keeping silent. – Pierre Nicole
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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