C.R.S QUESTIONS AND Answers
Hophni and Phinehas were the sons of Eli who was the priest of God at Shiloh. They were also priests of the Lord.
The Bible describes the children of Eli as worthless men who had no regard for the Lord. They committed several sins against the Lord. They disregarded the custom regarding sacrifice to the Lord and instead of taking their share, they took what the three-pronged fork could collect from the pot. Contrary to the custom, they demanded, with force, raw meat from those offering sacrifice, before the fat was burned. They lay with women who served at the entrance of the gate.
Though Eli warned his children about the above evils, he did not take strict measures to stop the children from the evil acts. As a result of his weak corrective measures, the children did not listen to him, but continued in their evil ways. The attitude of the children towards the Lord resulted in a man of God coming to Eli to prophesy doom for his house, stating that the priesthood would be cut off from Eli's house and the family destroyed to the extent that no old man would exist in it for ever and any survivor of this disaster would beg bread from the new and faithful priests to be raised by God. As a sign for the fulfilment of the prophesy, the sons of Eli would die on the same day.
(PICK ANY THREE)
(i) Parent should take time to teach their children the word of God
(ii) Parents should inculcate in their children the spirit of fear of God in all they do.
(iii) Parents have the responsibility to give their children proper training and proper discipline where necessary
(iv) Parents should teach their children the need to heed the warnings of prophets/men of God
(v) Parents should explain to their children the consequences of disobedience to the commandments of God