Eli's Wicked Sons & God's Rebuke

Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:12-36

Topics: Honor, Hope, Worship

Eli’s sons, priests who have been charged with the responsibility to stand in the gap between people and God, are living dishonorably by abusing their position of power. Although Eli is aware of what they are doing under his leadership, he disregards it and does not take action—ultimately choosing them and his own comfort over his Creator. Although we live in a culture without the Tabernacle and priesthood, these circumstances are not far away from our own lives. 1 Samuel 2 challenges us to evaluate areas where we are in power and to be sure that we are living honorably in the sovereign hand of God.