Thursday, October 11, 2012
- First, Samuel got still.
- Second, Samuel listened expectantly.
- Third, and perhaps most important, Samuel obeyed God’s word.
I think it is the last point that matters most to me. I have had so many people tell me that God told them something. The question for me is always how to verify that. I think obedience is a key.
God has spoken to us of many things through scripture and tradition. If you want me to believe God has given you a new of definitive revelation about something, one way I can verify your claim is by seeing obedience to the revelation we all share in your life.
Personally, that's why I make no claims to special revelation - I haven't gotten the common stuff right yet.