Thursday, September 30, 2004

Hannah's Prayer: 1 Samuel 2:1-10

I've been studying Hannah's prayer. At first I assumed it addressed issues of human competition and emotional disappointment. In reality it address the issue of God's transcendence in our human condition. Enjoy!

Hannah's Prayer

1 Samuel 2:1-10

I. Rejoicing In God (verses 1-3)
A. Exalting In God (1)

B. No Comparison To God (2)

C. Boasting Contrasted With God's Righteous judgment (3)

II. God Gives Us abundance And Need (verses 4-8a)

A. Reversals Of Human Fortune (4 - 5)

B. God Gives Abundance And The Grace Of Need (6 - 8a)

III. God Keeps His Saints (verses 8b-10)

A. He Who Established This World Keeps His Saints (8b - 9a)

B. Human Strength; Messiah's Strength (9b - 10)
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