By Pastor Drew Ugbogbo
"Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the Lord. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him." - 1 Samuel 2:12, 3:7
Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 2, 3; Revelation 3:20
How do you live in a system that is so corrupt and still stand out? To be corrupt means to behave badly or to do things in the wrong and dishonest way.
Sin has a way of searching us out. Whenever you have a desire to serve God, He would have the desire to come after you. Samuel refused to be influenced by the things of the world, he refused to allow peer pressure get to him. Sins like theft, violence, illicit sex and others were common in the times of Samuel. Sin has eyes, ears and mouth.
It is important to start training children early. Everything we do in life has a reward. The consequences of sin is death.
The consequences of the sins include spiritual darkness, judgement, God's wrath. premature death amongst others but the benefit of serving God are exhortation, anointing, wonder, excellence, success, protection and others
You need to re-purpose your heart to serve God. It pays to serve Him!