1 Samuel 1:20
“Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.”
She prayed sincerely, and the Lord gave her a son just as she asked.
She vowed to give him back to the Lord, and Eli prophesied that He would grant that request.
1 Samuel 1:17
“Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.”
She believed that God was able, and Eli encouraged her to wait patiently in faith. Her faith changed her countenance.
1 Samuel 1:18
“And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.”
She had peace that God would provide in His time, so she began to worship the Lord for what He would do.
1 Samuel 1:19
“And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.”
The Lord remembered her prayers, her affliction, and her vow.
Her sincerity and faith allowed the Lord to do a work in and through her.
Every time she spoke his name she remembered that he was the answer to her prayers.
After he was weaned, she brought Samuel to Eli at the temple, just as she had promised the Lord she would do.
She honored her word to the Lord, just as He honors His.
1 Samuel 1:27-28
“For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.”
Hannah also serves as an example that God will grant us the desires of our heart if only we will delight in Him to give them.
“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
Jeremiah 45-46 | Colossians 4 | Psalm 47-48
Copyright © 2020
Delight Thyself Design Ministries, Inc.
All rights reserved.