Description of Church

And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.

I Samuel 9:27

As I read this verse, I couldn’t help but think about church and the pastors, preachers and teachers that God puts into our lives.  Samuel is in the process of passing his leadership role to Saul and here he decides to take an opportunity to teach Saul something.  The last part especially stands out to me: “stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God”.  That should describe at least part of our experience at church.  Although we don’t literally stand, we usually sit, we do stay still a while and let the man of God show us the Word of God. 

With all of the hustle and bustle of life, sometimes we forget to take the time to just stand still for a while and allow the Lord to speak to us through His Word.  The Psalms speak often of meditating in the Word.  Often the Lord will use these quiet times when we are still to speak to us. 

We should be thankful for the pastors and teachers that the Lord has put in our lives.  Can you imagine Saul in this position?  The great man of God, Samuel, is having him just stand still and listen while he shows him the Word of God.  We may not have Samuel expounding on the Word of the Lord, but we do have good preachers and teachers from God who show us what the Bible says.  We should be thankful for that every day.

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