1 Samuel 2:35
New King James Version (NKJV)
35 Then “I” (YHWH: the Name, the Word and Works, of the Elohim of Abraham, ..) will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who shall do according to what is in My heart and in My “mind” (peh: commandment, portion, etc..). I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before My anointed forever.”
Eli here being told YHWH will raise up a new priest, his demise proving an important lesson that continues to be pertinent today; how at times we too pay little to no attention when clergy falls short, and exactly what Eli did with his boys – the priests. An inescapable lesson of a head priest who preferred to act distracted so others would believe he didn’t hear or see – after all – my action can’t be a sin if others think I am not aware, or so we may think: YH says this, “shema (‘listen’) Israel” – and therefore a word to the wise.
Samuel was a listener, an obedient servant of YH’s, he was the antipathy of Eli and ultimately what gave him the honor of being the priest who would anoint King David – the lineage of our Hebrew Messiah. HalleluYH!!!!
Our calling? To be true priests in YHWH (the Name, Word and Works, of the Elohim of Abraham, ..) as Samuel proved to be: Always in YH’shua (YH is salvation)…. HalleluYH and HalleluYH!!!!!
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon: Mind: 6310 peh peh from 6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to:–accord(-ing as, -ing to), after, appointment, assent, collar, command(-ment), X eat, edge, end, entry, + file, hole, X in, mind, mouth, part, portion, X (should) say(-ing), sentence, skirt, sound, speech, X spoken, talk, tenor, X to, + two-edged, wish, word.