You may have heard the phrase, "The apple doesn't fall from the tree". Unfortunately, this phrase is not applicable to Samuel and his sons. Samuel was very focused on being humble before God. He trusted God and was blessed for it. However, whatever the reason, his sons did not follow their dad's example.
Samuel's boys perverted their leadership. They conformed to the world and were not humble before the Lord. Their reputation was poor and the people knew it.
You could be the best parent in the world for your children. Sadly, they choose their life. If your children don't walk in the path of righteousness continue to pray for them and continue to be there for them. Yet, never-never-never give up on walking with God.
The Lord's humbled . . . John A. Reeves