SUNDAYS IN AUGUST, 10AM + 11:30AM /// MONDAY NIGHTS, 7:30PM

TAKE TEN

1 SAMUEL 2:1-10

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking him to meet you and speak to you.

CONTEXT
Yesterday we read about Hannah trusting God with her desire for a child.
God gave her a son and she named him Samuel.
Hannah then gave her son in service to the LORD at Shiloh. As a small boy, she left him in the care of Eli the priest.
When she did this she gave praise to God.

BIBLE READING

And Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart exults in the LORD;
    my horn is exalted in the LORD.
My mouth derides my enemies,
    because I rejoice in your salvation.

“There is none holy like the LORD:
    for there is none besides you;
    there is no rock like our God.

Talk no more so very proudly,
    let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the LORD is a God of knowledge,
    and by him actions are weighed.

The bows of the mighty are broken,
    but the feeble bind on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
    but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.

The barren has borne seven,
    but she who has many children is forlorn.
The LORD kills and brings to life;
    he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

The LORD makes poor and makes rich;
    he brings low and he exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust;
    he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
    and inherit a seat of honor.

For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s,
    and on them he has set the world.

“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
    but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
    for not by might shall a man prevail.

The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces;
    against them he will thunder in heaven.
The LORD will judge the ends of the earth;
    he will give strength to his king
    and exalt the horn of his anointed.”

– 1 Samuel 2:1-10

GO DEEPER

Confidence in God comes when we remember His character and take the time to remember how truly great He is.

Do you see injustice? God is just. 

Are you weak? He is always strong.

Whatever circumstances you are facing today, take some time to reflect on how knowing who God is can raise your perspective.

THE BIG QUESTION

Do you talk to God about his qualities? He is great! His character and attributes are worth remembering, restating, and reflecting upon.

Conclude in prayer and silence reflecting on what you’ve learned.