I Samuel 1
We can learn much from old testament
Let us examine Hannah's Testimony.
I. HANNAH'S RELATIONSHIP TO HER FAMILY
A. She was submitted to her husband
Her husband was in charge
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
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
14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers:
and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
a wife is a good thing
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
18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
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
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)
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.
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
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
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
4 That they may teach the young
women to be sober, to love their husbands,
to love their children,
d. by failure to discipline
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son:
but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
18 Chasten thy son while there is hope,
and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
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
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
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:
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.