1 Samuel 2:27 (KJV)
And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh’s house?
Exactly who this man of God was, we must be content not to know until we reach eternity. What is apparent is the difference between religion and a relationship with God.
I take it that men of God were rare but not unheard of in those days. There was one mentioned in the account of Deborah.
The priesthood – religion – was not wrong. It had its place and still does.
James 1:27 (KJV)
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
If religion is the action of a Christian, then our relationship with the Lord is the life that moves the action. Religion without life is death. Life without action is meaningless.
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