This week we will be looking at 1 Samuel 1 and 2.
This portion of Scriptures tells us about Hannah.
• Hannah’s Plight 1 Samuel 1:1-8
• Hannah’s Request 1 Samuel 1:9-18
• God’s Response 1 Samuel 1:19-20
• Hannah’s Response 1 Samuel 1:21-28
• Hannah’s Prayer 1 Samuel 2:1-10
Hannah’s Prayer (1 Samuel 2:1-10)
“And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. 7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. 8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.”
Hannah rejoices in the Lord. She acknowledges that God is holy, He is the God of knowledge, powerful, has power over life and death, takes care of the saints, and will judge the earth.
God’s in charge and Hannah knew it!
Do we? Who is in charge of our lives? We have God’s word which teaches us everything we need to know about God. Do we read it and obey it? Is the God of the Bible really everything He claims to be? If so, do we live as we believe it or not?
God wants us. All of us. All the time. He wants to be on the throne of our lives. Will we let Him?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplin, 907 715-4001