Godly Leadership Needed
1 Samuel 2:27-36 - Godly Leadership Needed
From Passive Parenting to Godly Leadership
Instead of Passive Parenting, What Should We Do?
God’s Justice on Display
God’s justice means we need mediation. (v. 25a)
God judicially hardens those who refuse to repent. (v. 25b)
God’s Message to Eli
God reminds Eli of his faithfulness. (vv. 27-28)
God explains Eli’s sin. (v. 29)
God declares his decision. (v. 30)
God pronounces judgment. (vv. 31-34, 36)
God proclaims his plan. (v. 35)
In human terms this was fulfilled when the priesthood was taken from Abiathar, descendant of Aaron’s son Ithamar, and given to Zadok, descendant of Aaron’s son Eleazar (1 Kings 2:27, 35). But in the ultimate sense the “faithful Priest” and “Anointed One” are One and the same, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is both Priest and King (Ps. 110; Heb. 5:6; Rev. 19:16).