What Does the LORD Require of You?
People were convinced that the word of the Lord had come again through Samuel but when the Philistine crisis comes they don't inquire of the Lord. He had warned them in Leviticus that they would be struck down by their enemies if they didn't keep His commandments but they think it's because they don't have the ark of the covenant! It's superstitious belief and there is no repentance. God desires His glory to be seen in the holiness of His people more than success on the battlefield.