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1 Samuel 4:1-22 | Josh Lane | This passage is a humbling reminder to all who read it of the weight of God’s holiness. As we walk through the story of the Old Testament we have a few flashbacks to the book of Judges as this specific story in 1 Samuel seems to go from bad to worse quickly. This passage shows us how seriously God views sin, how separate He is from sin, and how much we need a savior from our sin. When the Lord calls to Samuel in his sleep, we hear God promise judgment on the house of Eli for their continued sinfulness and blasphemy (1 Samuel 3:11-14). Today’s passage is the fulfillment of that promised judgment. God always delivers on his word.