The Word of the Lord
When Samuel was a little boy, serving Eli and the Lord in the temple at Shiloh, there was no word from God. When that word finally comes, it comes to Samuel in the form of a pronouncement of final and irrevocable judgment on the house of Eli.
How can this boy who has served Eli now convey this word of judgment to Eli? How does Eli respond? What are the lessons for us when we experience the chastising hand of God on our own lives?