New Defender's Study Bible Notes
12:23 I will teach you. Samuel’s great heart, both for the Lord and for the people of Israel, is beautifully revealed in this promise. Although he was deeply disappointed in their decision to have a king after he had devoted his whole life to leading them successfully and with equity, he would still pray for them and teach them God’s ways. This is a great example for Christian leaders who, through no fault of their own, have been replaced by someone else.