1 Samuel 5-7

The Name of God

In a time of transition from Theocracy to Monarchy, the books of Samuel might well be called ‘Men Behaving Badly.’ While there are occasional bright spots, time and again we see the failures of leadership and compromised faithfulness, with all their consequences. But over and above all, we see the holiness and the majesty of God. His name will not be dragged down. His reputation will only be enhanced by the way he responds to his people.