Chapter 7 of 1 Samuel records an amazing repentance. After 20 years of neglecting the Lord and his ark of the covenant, the people begin to lament for the Lord. Samuel calls for repentance and intercedes for the people. God responds by defeating the Philistines and giving the land peace from invading enemies. Samuel now judges Israel and it seems that Israel is on its way to restoration. But things are about to fall apart. So we are going to see how Israel fails and what this teaches us about what we do not need.
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