July 14-for His Whole Life

Journey through 1 Samuel

1 Samuel 1.21-28 “So now I give Him to the LORD”

Focus Verse-1 Samuel 1.28

“So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.” And he worshiped the LORD there.”

Insight-As we saw yesterday, Hannah had committed to give her son, Samuel to God.  Here we find that it is time for her to fulfill her vow.  And as she gave him over, it was not for just a period of time, it was for his whole life.  She had no intention of taking her offering back.  No intention of going back on her commitment.  How profound is that?  So many times I think we want to God to bless us, but we want it on our own terms and when He does, we try to take it back, because we can take it from here.

It is one thing to give ourselves to the LORD, but Hannah shows us something completely different-she gives something that she values even more, her only son.  Maybe this actually takes more trust.

Active Response-So what do I value most?  I will ask God to reveal to me what it is I value most and I will entrust it to God.  It’s His anyway.

Father God, show me what I value most and help me to entrust it to You as I grow to value You the most.  Amen.