1 Samuel 3:1
1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
-There was a time in the history of Israel where God stopped providing His Word. During that time, the existing Word of God became very valuable and highly esteemed. We live in a time when there is no open vision, no continued revelation from the Lord. How is the Word of God esteemed in this age? How is it esteemed in each of our hearts? The word “precious “as used here is the Hebrew word “yaqar”, and means splendid and weighty. Is God’s Word splendid in this hour? Do we look at it with awe and wonder? How about weighty? Do we give God’s Word the reverence and authority that it’s due? This world and everyone in it desperately needs the Lord, but there is no access to God outside of His Word. To dismiss one is to miss out on both.