This lesson is “refrigerator worthy” and something Eli should have put into practice. As High Priest, he was also “boss” to his two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, who were extremely corrupt and did not know the LORD. Eli warned them of judgement but was unable to restrain them. Samuel, however, ministered before the LORD even as a child. He was quick to obey, and got up three times when he thought Eli was calling him in the middle of the night. Eli discerned that it was the LORD speaking to his young charge, so he instructed Samuel in how to answer. In 1 Samuel 3 we read the judgement that was revealed to the future prophet of God.