HANNAH

I Samuel 1

 

We can learn much from old testament

mothers.

 

Let us examine Hannah's Testimony.

1 Sam.1:

 

I. HANNAH'S RELATIONSHIP TO HER FAMILY

   (v.4)

  A. She was submitted to her husband

    Her husband was in charge

 

Eph.5:22

22    Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 

 

1 Peter 3:1

1      Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands;

that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word

be won by the conversation of the wives; love your husband

 

Tit 2:4

4      That they may teach the young women to be sober,

to love their husbands, to love their children, 

 

a prudent wife is from the Lord

 

Prov 19:14

14    House and riches are the inheritance of fathers:

and a prudent wife is from the LORD. 

 

a wife is a good thing

 

Prov 18:22

22    Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and

obtaineth favour of the LORD. 

 

  B.She was open to communication with

    her husband (v.7‑8)

 

communication is essential to happy marriage

 

   1. Elkana tries to comfort Hannah

 

Prov.5:18

18    Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. 

 

Eph.5:25

25    Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 

 

1 Peter 3:7

7      Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge,

giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being

heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 

 

   2. Elkana kindly rebukes her ‑ she listens

 

Col.3:19

19    Husbands, love your wives, and

be not bitter against them. 

 

 not out of  bitterness

 

   3. As a result of communication

      Hannah realizes her selfishness

 

      Her problem was an attitude problem

 

      She decides to pray and let God

      have His way with her

 

   4. Pleasing God became the main

      objective of Elkana & Hannah  (v.23)

 

  B. Her relationship to her children

 

   1. She prayed for children she was

      grieved at the thought of having none

    (Think of the thousands aborted each year)

 

 Psalm 139:13‑16 

13    For thou hast possessed my reins:

thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 

14    I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and

wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works;

and that my soul knoweth right well. 

15    My substance was not hid from thee,

when I was made in secret, and curiously

wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 

16    Thine eyes did see my substance, yet

being unperfect; and in thy book all my

members were written, which in continuance

were fashioned, when as yet there was

none of them. 

 

Jer 1:5

5      Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;

and before thou camest forth out of the womb

I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet

unto the nations. 

 

2.She gave her child to God –

To many mothers are selling their

children out to the devil

 

By their life style, showing little or no

importance to spiritual things- church, Bible, prayer.

 

     a. by not teaching them

 

Deut.6:7

7      And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy

children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in

thine house, and when thou walkest by the way,

and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 

 

    b. by not training them

 

Prov.22:6

6      Train up a child in the way he should

go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. 

 

     c. by failure to show their love

 

Titus 2:4

4      That they may teach the young

women to be sober, to love their husbands,

to love their children, 

 

     d. by failure to discipline

 

Pr.13:24

24    He that spareth his rod hateth his son:

but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. 

 

 Pr.19:18

18    Chasten thy son while there is hope,

and let not thy soul spare for his crying. 

 

 Pr.22:15

15    Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child;

but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. 

Pr.23:13 Withhold not correction from the child:

for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 

14    Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt

deliver his soul from hell. 

 

3.She showed her love by doing for her children (2:19)

 

II. HANNAH'S RELATIONSHIP TO GOD

 

   A. She talked to God Prayer

     1. Realized & confessed her sin    (v.10)

     2. She made a commitment ‑ vow

     3. She prayed from her heart ‑ she was honest              

before God

     4. She was confident that God would answer her          

prayer (v. 18)

 

   B. She worshipped

      1. With her husband (v.3

      2. She kept her commitment(2:19‑ 24)

 

III. HANNAH'S RELATIONSHIP TO HER       

      ADVERSARY

 

     A. She left them to God (v.6; 2:10)

           Our adversary is Satan

 

1 Peter 5:8

8      Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary

the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking

whom he may devour:

 

James 4:7

7      Submit yourselves therefore to God.

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

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