Introduction to 1 Samuel Chapter 7

This chapter gives an account of the ark being brought to Kirjathjearim, where it continued twenty years, 1 Samuel 7:1 of the exhortation of Samuel to the people of Israel to reform from idolatry, and which had its desired effect, 1 Samuel 7:3 of Samuel's praying for the people, and offering sacrifices for them, and of the success thereof, victory over their enemies, 1 Samuel 7:5, and of his administration of justice to them, and constancy in it, 1 Samuel 7:15.