WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER, 2017 READ – DAY: Col 1; Night: Isaiah 43-44
THEME: THE MYSTERY OF GOD
TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 2:1-10
HYMN: EMHB 504 – Leave God to order all thy way
In Isaiah 55:8-9, The Lord says, “My thoughts are not like yours. Your ways are not like mine. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and my thought are higher than your thought”.
Whoever imagines that the barren condition of Hannah will dramatically change to that of a mother? Hannah, for many years, suffered the mockery of Penninah because of her childlessness. But a time came that she was determined to approach God personally without the priest or her husband coming in between. This singular act gave her the boy Samuel.
Our text (1 Samuel 2:1-10) is completely a song or poem of thanksgiving she rendered to the Lord. Your case may not be different from Hannah’s or could be even worse. However, the truth is that such is the type our God likes to handle in order to prove that He is a mysterious (wonderful) God.
My spirit tells me that somebody is about to compose his or her own song of praise and that could be you. Hannah Proclaimed that:
- God breaks the bows of strong soldiers.
- God makes weak people strong.
- God gives the barren seven children.
- God humbles some and honours some.
- God feeds the poor and makes those in plenty to go hungry.
Hannah’s days are over; now is your day. Believe that it is yours in Jesus’ name. Amen.
MEMORY VERSE: 1 Samuel 2:8 “He raises the poor from the dust, and He takes away their sadness. He makes them important and sets them among princes and makes them to inherit the whole world, and the whole world belongs to Him”.
PRAYER: Lord, I believe that You can do for me things far above my expectations. Rescue me from all drowning challenges and grant me the opportunity to sing Your praise in the assembly of the righteous in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen.