Day 134 – May 14, 2021
Scriptures: 1 Samuel 1-2, Psalm 113
BIBLE PROJECT: 1 Samuel
“He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord.” (Psalm 113:9)
There is a lot going on in the narrative of 1 Samuel. The opening of the book gives us insight into the state of Israel and the heart of the people.
Eli is a priest, and his sons are crooks. They are corrupt and evil.
Contrasting Eli’s boys is Samuel. Samuel, as we discover, is the son of Hannah. A righteous woman who pleads with God for a child. She honors her commitment to dedicate her child to the service of God.
God blesses her with many more children.
The opening of the 1 Samuel story appears to be a continuation of the evil done in the book of Judges. Not much has changed. Judges ends with a word about the people being without a king and doing as they please. The foundation is being laid for a king to come. Samuel will play a part in the naming of a king.
But for now. We join with the Praise of Psalm 113,
“Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,” (Psalm 113:5)
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Have a great day!
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.