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In 1 Samuel 3, God raises Samuel to be a righteous judge for Israel who will bring the people back to being on one accord with God. Being on one accord is bigger than a feeling, but it is a place of obedience in which the deciding factor becomes whether our actions will line up with the Lord’s motivation. Will our choices be in accord with God’s heart and mind?
Hannah was a Godly mother who understood the importance of holding the Lord in high regard and teaching her children to do the same. Because of her faithfulness, her barrenness was turned into fruitfulness with 5 additional children. On the other hand, Eli didn't instill a high regard for the Lord in his children and they experienced the catastrophe of rebelling against God.
In 1 Samuel 1, we are introduced to Elkanah, whose choice to have two wives created a divided home. Hannah, who was barren, overcame her obstacles through prayer and ultimately, endured to see the will of God manifested in her life. The only way to get God’s best is to ASK for God’s will to be done in our lives. However, there is a right and a wrong way to ask God.
In Habakkuk 3:2, the prophet shares how the fame of the Lord has been proclaimed throughout the land. In our age, we live in a society that is aware of God, but fame by itself is not enough. The fame and awareness of God must translate into awe and transformation.
The Apostle Paul’s message is that we cannot solely look to ourselves to find healing in adversity, God is the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. Our hope is in the reality of God’s deliverance despite the circumstances around us. He is Jehovah Shammah – he is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. (Psalms 46)