Book / 8 / 132 chapter - 7
If you return with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods (1 Samuel 7:3)
Prophet Samuel called the nation of Israel to repentance. The repentance had to be inward (with all your hearts) with the fruit seen outward (put away the foreign gods).
No one can really “see” the heart of another. Yet the inward change is proved by the outward.
Small faith in the true and living God is more powerful than strong faith in a lie.
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12)
Samuel knew the nation needed to remember this amazing victory, which came to a humble and repentant Israel. The LORD won this battle, not Israel – so he named the stone Ebenezer, meaning “stone of help.”
David defeated Goliath through the stone of help
Also there was peace between Israel and the Amorites (1 Samuel 7:14)
Samuel was successful not only as a man of war, but also as a man of peace.
Also there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.