I will hear what God the Lord will speak:
for He will speak peace unto His people.
but it is with us to hearken or no.
It is much, yea, it is everything,
not to turn away the ear,
to be willing to hearken,
not to drown His voice.
“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him.”
It is a secret, hushed voice,
a gentle intercourse of heart to heart,
a still, small voice,
whispering to the inner ear.
How should we hear it,
if we fill our ears
and our hearts with the din of this world,
its empty tumult,
its fretting vanities,
and its whirl of emptinesses?
E. B. PUSEY.
Therefore Eli said unto Samuel,
Go, lie down: and it shall be,
if he call thee,
that thou shalt say,
Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth.
So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
And the LORD came, and stood,
and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel.
Then Samuel answered,
Speak; for thy servant heareth.
And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, . . .
1 Samuel 3:9-11a