1 Samuel 2:21
“And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.”
She was true to the vow she made to the Lord.
She had prayed and vowed that if He gave her a man child she would give it back to Him, and the Lord gave her Samuel.
She brought him to the house of the Lord to live and learn there with Eli the priest.
She rejoiced in what the Lord had given.
1 Samuel 2:1-2
“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. There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.”
She visited Samuel when her and her husband came to offer the yearly sacrifice, and always brought him a new coat as he outgrew the old ones.
1 Samuel 2:19
“Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.”
Eli the priest blessed her and her husband, and the Lord gave them five more children.
1 Samuel 2:20
“And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home.”
The Lord blessed Hannah’s humility as He honored her request for a child; and years later because of her faithfulness, He gave her a picture of grace within her household.
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
Hannah also serves as an example of the grace we are given by the Lord if we will simply humble ourselves before Him.
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