1 Samuel 1
Wisdom is more profitable than tears on Mother's Day.
Hannah was a woman with a particular burden; she was
barren. Hannah was an extremely wise woman and mother.
1. SHE MARRIED A MAN WHO LOVED THE LORD.
verses 3, 21.
Even though he married two
women to bring trouble to the family he was building.
This man served the Lord with regularity and
A woman can endure almost anything in life
if her husband loves the Lord.
It is a wise woman
who seeks a husband who loves the Lord.
2. SHE, HERSELF, LOVED THE LORD. verse 7.
Year by year she went up to the house of the Lord to
She did this in spite of her humiliation
She loved the Lord enough to cast her
great burden on the Lord and look with faith for an
A wise woman will never allow others in the
family to live closer to the Lord than she lives.
3. SHE WANTED CHILDREN. verses 9-11.
She prayed before the Lord for a man child.
She considered her barrenness an affliction and not
a blessing as some women do today.
One of the great
tragedies of life is for a child to be born into the
home unwanted and unloved.
4. SHE GAVE
THE CHILD THE ATTENTION HE NEEDED. verses 21-23.
This is a picture of the most tender and
devoted attention a mother can give her child.
did not leave his training to maids or relatives while
she left the home to earn money.
It is a wise mother
who gives her child a mother's love and care during the
formative years of life.
5. SHE BROUGHT
THE CHILD TO THE LORD EARLY. verses 24-27.
She brought him to the Lord just as soon as it was
In our world today many mothers are
keeping the children away from the House of the Lord too
She was not afraid he was too young to