Part 1 of 3
Read 1 Samuel 1-3.
The Lord is good. The Lord is kind. The Lord is just. The Lord rewards those who are faithful. Just look at Hannah’s story in 1 Samuel 1. She is distressed because she has no children. He husband’s other wives had plenty of children and were very cruel towards Hannah’s barrenness.
Every year Hannah would go to the Lord’s House to worship. She prayed, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the afflictions of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.”
Later we see, her petition is granted. 1 Samuel 1:20 says “So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and his name Samuel, saying “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.”” The story doesn’t end there. No. Hannah had promised to give the child back to the Lord. And so, we see in 1 Samuel 1:24-28 Hannah fulfilled her promise to the Lord. After Samuel was weaned, she brought him back to the house of the Lord, so he would live with Eli, the priest.
This is one example of how the faithful are answered. Tomorrow we will dive deeper into these chapters.
Lord thank you for your faithfulness to hear our heartfelt prayers. Thank you when our prayers are aligned with your will, you answer. Thank you for the mercy shown to Hannah relieving her sorrow of barrenness. In Jesus’ name Amen.
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