I have just started going through the book of 1 Samuel and wanted to share with you what I have been thinking. Chapter 1 is very encouraging because Hannah is very faithful to God. Peninnah, who is Elkanah's wife provokes Hannah because the Lord closed her womb and Peninnah has a lot of children. So Hannah just went and cried out to her God. Then when her husband came to her to see what was wrong she called him "My Lord", and was very faithful to her husband and her God.
So what really encouraged me was that Hannah did not get angry and bitter she just went to God and asked for His help and strength to get through this. So we can all learn from this to go to God and not to man when we are in need. I hope this is encouraging to you.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I was really encouraged when I was reading my Bible this morning. I was reading the Proverbs of the day and thought these verses were really helpful for me because I tend to be Prideful and not want to take wisdom. The verses are "A man's pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor."(Proverbs 29:23) and "Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, but a companion of harlots wastes his wealth."(Proverbs 29:3). These verses encouraged me to love wisdom and take wisdom when I don't want to and just break down that wall of pride that I have. I thought those were really encouraging and hope they encourage you to take wisdom and break down that wall of pride.