Deep gratitude and joy filled Hannah’s heart. Though she has given her only son to the Lord, and left him with the spiritually bungling Priest, she is not depressed or bitter. God had answered her prayer and satisfied her sour soul. Hannah’s prayer reveals many profound truth about her God.
Hannah’s thankfulness and joy was expressed as she prayed. Hannah accurately described God’s holiness holy, His unity, His strength, and His justice. Her prayers described God as absolutely pure, with no corruption, and no infirmity. Hanna’s prayer expresses how she finds comfort in God’s strength, His knowledge, and His righteousness.
Hannah’s prayer reveal two specific Promises that serve as a lens for the rest of the book of Samuel.
- God says, “I will exalt the humble and humble the exalted.”
- God also says, “I will send an anointed King!”
Because we are privileged and blessed to live on this side of the history (the New Testament side) of God’s Promises, we know that both of these Promises point to Jesus Christ. Jesus,
Philippians 2:3- Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. 4 Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. 7 Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when he had come as a man, 8 he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death—even to death on a cross. 9 For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow— in heaven and on earth and under the earth—11 and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.