1 Samuel 7:12 – My Ebenezer

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 5:1‐7:17, John 6:1‐21, Psalm 106:13‐31, Proverbs 14:32‐33

1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.”

Observations:

  • Samuel took a stone and set it up.
  • He put it in a prominent place between two cities.
  • The stone had a purpose – it stood for something.
  • It was to remind people “till now the Lord has helped us.”

Do you have Ebenezer stones in your life?  At the end of each week of camp we challenge the parents to summarize God’s work in their life through writing a word on an Ebenezer stone.  As I type, I am looking at the Ebenezer stones from 07-09 sit on my bookshelf – Edify, Fallen, String…  My stone from 2010 I used as an illustration during a sermon yesterday – Permanence.

Apply: I want to look hard at my life, see what God is doing, and set up a stone of remembrance for 2011.  I’m going to spend serious car time today on this thought.

What would your Ebenezer stone for the last year read?

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