Read 1 Samuel 2:1-11
Hannah, if you remember, had no children and suffered much torment from her husband’s other wife. Hannah also persevered in prayer. She made a vow to God and followed through on it. She rejoiced in the Lord and His salvation. Her strength was renewed. She praised God.
In this section of Scripture we see Hannah’s prayer. It is a wonderful reminder of who is really in control, with His foundation laid nothing can overcome us, and He will will take care of judging the wicked.
In this prayer there are plenty of things mentioned we can and should try to avoid, such as, forgetting God is in complete control of all things. We also should lose pride, arrogance, and self-sufficiency. Being cruel or wicked to others is not how we should behave. When others are that way with us, we need to avoid becoming bitter or resentful knowing God will judge them and me.
There are also examples to follow. Hannah praised God and we should too. Hannah remembered her place. We are but dust without God in our life. Hannah thanked God for all He did and we should consider all He did for us and all He is willing to still do for us. Hannah gives us a prime example of following through on her commitments. She committed to give her son to the Lord and she did. We should keep our promises to God too.
What did you learn about God through this passage? I found He is our salvation, our strength, our foundation, our protection, our judge and our provider. He is also merciful and full of grace.
What truth stood out to you which you will start to live by? For me it is all about God. Our safety and satisfaction is in Him alone.
Lord, You are good and kind. You are worthy of all praise. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.