Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 1, 2
Highlights: Hannah, a godly woman, makes a vow to God that if she will have a son she will “give Him to the Lord”. The Lord grants her prayer, she gives birth to Samuel, and when he is weaned she takes him to serve with the priests in Shiloh. This takes place during the days of the priesthood of Eli. Eli’s sons “were corrupt and did not know the Lord” (2:12) and were guilty of many sins. Because of this God decrees their rejection.
Chapter 2:1-10 is a beautiful prayer of Hannah spoken on what we would think would be a very painful day – the day she gives her son to Eli to help in ministering before the Lord. What faith do you see in her prayer that indicates how she found comfort in what must have been a difficult time?