‘Ebenezer: the gospel rock’ (1 Samuel 7:3-17)

The verses of 1 Samuel 7:3-17 describe something of the amazing mercy of God towards the people of Israel. Though had been living in unbelief and idolatry, when the people repented of their sin and returned to the Lord their God, He gave them a decisive victory over the Philistines. To help them remember that event, and the Lord’s help to His people, Samuel set up a stone called Ebenezer. To us who have been rescued by the Lord through the death and resurrection of Jesus, we should never forget the fullness of His grace and mercy to His own.