Eli: blind and deaf because of self interest

I was meditating upon the time that Samuel started his ministry. The Bible says the following phrase: “In those days, the Word of the Lord was rare…”Why was this so? We are told that the Leadership was corrupt, helping itself to what belonged to the Lord, and despising the sacrifice. Eli’s sons were doing this, and all the time he did not correct them, because he benefitted from their corruption. Samuel was only very young, and he received a Word from the Lord, declaring an end to Eli’s house. What we see, amazing albeit, is Eli resigned to his fate, … Continue reading Eli: blind and deaf because of self interest