1 Samuel 1
GOD'S CHARACTER - 1). Elkanah gave Hannah a double portion because she didn't have any children. (v.5) In the same way, God knows our needs and He will give us exactly what we need in proportion to what we lack. God is our provider and will give us His blessings. 2). God answered Hannah's prayers and gave her a son. (v.19,20) He saw that the attitude of her heart had changed and he rewarded her accordingly. God loves to answer our prayers, according to His will.
GOD'S CHARACTER - God answered Hannah's prayer. (v.27) She prayed for a child and God gave her one. He loves to answer our prayers and give us what we desire according to His will.
1 Samuel 2
GOD'S CHARACTER - 1). Hannah praised God for His originality. (v.2) She declared that there is no one holy like our Lord, our Rock. He is perfect and He will never change or waver. We can count on Him. 2). The Lord is a God who knows. (v.3) God sees everything we do, he hears every word that comes out of our mouths. God knows who we really are, and if our words match our deeds. 3). God is our provider. (v.4,5) He gives us children, food, armor, everything we need. We only need to look to Him for our provision, for He is our source of strength.
GOD'S CHARACTER - 1). God was angry at the priests who stole from His offerings. (v.17) He wasn't concerned about the portion taken away. He was concerned about the attitude of their hearts, and how they mistreated the people who were entrusting them with their offerings. God will not allow leaders to misrepresent Him in this world without being punished. 2). God continued to bless Hannah. (v.21) She gave Samuel back to Him, and He gave her 5 more children. He remembered her gift and was grateful. We can never outgive our God.
GOD'S CHARACTER - 1). God knew what Eli's sons were doing. (v.29) He saw their sins and held them accountable. God knows everything that is happening in our lives. Nothing is hidden from Him. And He will hold us accountable for the deeds we have done. 2). God will clear out the sin and raise up the righteousness. (v.35) There is no place in His church for evil leaders. God will raise up a priesthood that are interested in pleasing Him. Whereas Eli's family will be cut short in the prime of life, this royal priesthood will be established forever.