What was the point of Samuel’s historical recital? Unlike the Israelites, do we:
(a) Remind ourselves constantly of the great things God has done for us, and
(b) Allow this reminder to have a full effect on our behavior?
What were the outstanding features in Samuel’s character as seen in this chapter?
Summarize the counsels and warning of verses 20-25. Note especially what Samuel says about prayer. Yet, if the people will not turn from their wicked ways, will prayer avail? See verse 25; cf. Jer. 15:1; Ps. 99:6, 8.