Jeremiah called the people to pray in the same way in Lam. Others may feel that they have failed, and it is no use to try to rectify past wrongs. IMO — On occasion, with the prayerful guidance of the Holy Spirit, I will make comments of my own, based on my understanding of the events.
Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge. The festival mentioned in the first chapter of 1 Samuel was probably The Feast of the Tabernacles which was celebrated in the fall.
Eli honored his sons above the Lord. These illustrate why we should "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it," Proverbs For a while they would return to God but when the judge died the people would rebel against God and the cycle would begin all over again.
An upside down home is a fertile spawning ground for juvenile delinquency and disrespectful, disobedient children. I mean, how do you raise a child like Samuel? In her condition the last thing Hannah wanted to be considered was a wicked woman.
In fairness to Eli, prayers were usually spoken out loud, and drunkenness often accompanied festive occasions. This will condition him to believe later when he is arrested for stealing a car that society is against him and he is being persecuted.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
She warned against talking exceeding proudly and letting arrogancy come out of your mouth, for God knows everything, and by Him all actions are weighed.