Israel is back at it worshiping other gods. Meanwhile, the Phillistine army is overtaking Israel's cities.
As a judge (prophet), Samuel rebuke's the Israelites behavior while bringing them bcak into proper relationship with God. Reminding them of God's unfailing love for them but that they must stop being distracted in their relationship.
Marilyn Robinson, in her book 'Gilead' wrote "a prophet does not correct the people's behavior out of disdain but does so out of love." This is a great reminder that accountability in our relationship with God often invites the voice of a judge to help clear the path for deeper understanding of that relationship we cherish so much.
Lord thank you for the voices of Samuel and others that help bring accountability to the covenant you have given us.