Samuel chapter 2:12-17: 1 Corinthians 13: Eli’s sons played the part of priest. They did not love God; they did not follow God or His Laws. Today the church is suffering from those that play Christian. We do all the things Paul tells us that ‘good Christians’ do. We are doing it for our own personal praise. We do not LOVE. Without it we have nothing. Love takes understanding. You can do all the good deeds in the world, but it you do not understand the need, if you do not have the compassion for those you are helping, and you are not able to love them then it is all for loss. God expects us to do His will and the greatest of all is LOVE. 1 Samuel 2: 12 Eli’s sons were scoundrels; they had no regard for the Lord. 13 Now it was the practice of the priests that, whenever any of the people offered a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand while the meat was being boiled 14 and would plunge the fork into the pan or kettle or caldron or pot. Whatever the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. This is how they treated all the Israelites who came to Shiloh. 15 But even before the fat was burned, the priest’s servant would come and say to the person who was sacrificing, “Give the priest some meat to roast; he won’t accept boiled meat from you, but only raw.” 16 If the person said to him, “Let the fat be burned first, and then take whatever you want,” the servant would answer, “No, hand it over now; if you don’t, I’ll take it by force.” 17 This sin of the young men was very great in the Lord’s sight, for they were treating the Lord’s offering with contempt. 1 Corinthians 13: 1If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.


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