But Eli didn’t use it properly and didn’t invest in his sons. put away thy wine from thee. He offered a sacrifice on the altar, but without salt, as if he were inattentive. Jesus went into the temple in his day and overthrew the table and took a whip and drove all the filth out the temple. There’s a reason Jesus treasured children during his ministry (Matthew 19:14). There are many biological men, but not many actual godly men worth their salt today. Hence Jones thinks that the על-part is a contracted form of עול ('ul), meaning suckling, and the postfixed י a remnant of יהוה (YHWH). When Eli found Hannah in the temple, she was praying silently with her lips moving. , Though his own genealogy is not given by the text, a number of scholars have determined a genealogy for Eli, based on that given to his sons in other passages. Wisdom is not proportional to age, it’s proportional to whether you have the Spirit of God. Noun עול ('ul) describes a suckling; a very young child. This means that he would live and work in the temple under the leadership of Eli, and that no razor would touch his head. Samuel is raised up by Eli and becomes a prophet and a judge of Israel. That’s why … now is the time, today is the day of salvation. In this article, we’ll dive into how Eli fails his calling to leadership, and how he serves as a foil to Samuel and how Samuel exemplifies strong, godly leadership. God was long gone. But here we are, Eli sitting at the temple and Hannah experiences the rebuke of someone who has the name, but isn’t actually in the game. How typical of an Eli Christian, they are actually quite self righteous types, but they have completely and utterly missed the boat. Just like, what a damning thing to say of the men of Christianity today. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD. I am a sinner (for sure!) And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; [there was] no open vision. Even though Eli gives his own two sons a talking-to, he doesn’t take definitive action against his sons and their disregard for the Lord. We at this point it the story are yet to be introduced to Eli’s two sons. Verb עול ('ul I) means to feed an infant. And after him Elon, a Zebulonite, judged Israel; and he judged Israel ten years. The postfixed letter י (yod) may either denote a possessive form: my עול; or it forms an adjective: על-like; or the י is a remnant of יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton; the name of the Lord: יהוה (YHWH). I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. I don’t do this blog for popularity, if I was looking to increase numbers I wouldn’t talk about sin or judgement or hell or truth or Bible versions or anything. My destination is heaven. An Eli kind of Christian is someone who has lost all spiritual potency. These men were … He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. Eli at first thinks Hannah is drunk because she’s moving her lips in prayer but no words are coming out. So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. They were in the tabernacle, and the tabernacle equivalent today is church. he was born 1252 bc ? Let Me Control The Consequences Of My Sin. Apparently Eli could have stopped his boys but he did nothing to keep them from sinning. Their window to obey God closed, and God turned it over to the next generation. Eli really should’ve sorted out his own house. Throughout most of the Old Testament, we see many leaders actively working for evil instead of good. Why do you not eat? There was a man called Eli. They raised their kids differently. Phone Toll Free: 877-966-7300 or 816-584-3077, [This article continues after a message from the authors], These Articles are Written by the Publishers of, © Amazing Bible Timeline with World History 2020. Hannah had come to pray and worship God, she hadn’t come to sleep around with some wicked priests of “God”. His two sons appear to be struck down by the Philistines, and when Eli hears the news of the Ark of the Covenant, he falls back in his chair (which is stationed on a roof) and breaks his neck. Sometimes, when our children go astray, we have to guide them back to the Lord. But he didn’t. And we read they were sons of Belial, they were wicked, so wicked that the men of Israel abhorred going to the tabernacle. They’re not just stories for stories sake, they teach us many different truths about God, about the world, about us, about life. Eli’s family line got terminated. One did according to the abominations of the Gentiles and served other Gods; another followed Eli the son of Yafni, although many of them turned away from him after he had revealed his intentions; and a third remained with the High Priest Uzzi ben Bukki, the chosen place, Mount Gerizim Bethel, in the holy city of Shechem.
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