The Life of Samuel
At a time when prophecies and visions were rare, Samuel heard what he first believed to be Eli calling him during the night. The Lord called Samuel three times before he answered, and then the Lord gave him a message to relay to Eli. The following day, Samuel took his first leap of faith, telling Eli everything, even though the message was bad news for Eli and his family. Samuel’s credibility as a prophet spread throughout Israel, and God continued to reveal His Word to His people through Samuel.