Obedience to God's Call - 1st Samuel 3

1 Samuel 3:1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD  before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in  those days; there was no open vision. 

1 Samuel 3:2 And it came  to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place,  and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;  

1 Samuel 3:3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the  LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid  down to sleep; 

1 Samuel 3:4 That the LORD called Samuel: and  he answered, Here am I. 

1 Samuel 3:5 And he ran unto Eli, and  said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called  not; lie down again. And he went and lay down. 

1 Samuel 3:6 And  the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and  went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me.  And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.   
1 Samuel 3:7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was  the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him. 

1 Samuel 3:8 And the  LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and  went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me.  And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.  

1st Samuel

1 Samuel 3:9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it  shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD;  for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his  place. 

1 Samuel 3:10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as  at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered,  Speak; for thy servant heareth.  

1 Samuel 3:11 And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a  thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that  heareth it shall tingle. 

1 Samuel 3:12 In that day I will perform  against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his  house: when I begin, I will also make an end. 

1 Samuel 3:13 For I  have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the  iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made  themselves vile, and he restrained them not. 

1 Samuel 3:14 And  therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the  iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor  offering for ever.  

1 Samuel 3:15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the  doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to  shew Eli the vision. 
1 Samuel 3:16 Then Eli called Samuel, and  said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.  

1 Samuel 3:17 And he said, What is the thing that the LORD  hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God  do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from  me of all the things that he said unto thee. 

1 Samuel 3:18 And  Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And  he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him  good.  

1 Samuel 3:19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him,  and did let none of his words fall to the ground. 

1 Samuel 3:20 And  all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel  was established to be a prophet of the LORD. 

1 Samuel 3:21  And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD  revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the  LORD.  KJV