And Samuel said to all the house of Israel, If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your heart to the Lord and serve him only
Yet do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart.
David had more success than all the servants of Saul, so that his name was highly esteemed.
Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all the kingdoms that were oppressing you. But today you have rejected your God, who saves you from all your calamities and your distresses, and you have said to him, Set a king over us.
It may be that the Lord will work for us, for nothing can hinder the Lord from saving by many or by few.
And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. And I will build him a sure house, and he shall go in and out before my anointed forever.
For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand.
He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail.
But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
If you will fear the Lord and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, and if both you and the king who reigns over you will follow the Lord your God, it will be well.
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice
Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
The Lord rewards every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the Lord gave you into my hand today, and I would not put out my hand against the Lord’s anointed.
The Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret.
But Saul said, Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the Lord has worked salvation in Israel.
There is none holy like the Lord, for there is none besides you, there is no rock like our God.
As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.
What is your favorite lesson from the Book of Samuel?