Understanding the Scriptures
|Fetched up (v. 1)||Took|
|Sanctified (v. 1)||Made clean according to the law of Moses|
|Lamented after the Lord (v. 2)||Sought the Lord with sorrow for what had happened to them|
|Strange (v. 3)||Gods not known to the children of Israel|
|Drew water, and poured it out before the Lord (v. 6)||An act of filling a container with water and pouring it out in a specific manner.|
|Judged (vv. 6, 15–17)||Led or governed|
|Subdued (v. 13)||Defeated|
|Coasts (v. 14)||Borders|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study 1 Samuel 7.
Read 1 Samuel 4:3 and explain what the people thought would save them.
What do people today believe will save them?
What did Samuel do in 1 Samuel 7, and what did he ask the people to do so they could be saved from their enemies?
In what ways could we use these same things to overcome our challenges and temptations today? Give an example.