“Only may the Lord make good your word”

Hannah, after much weeping and praying, is heard by the Lord who grants her a son.


1 Samuel 1:21-23.

21 When her husband Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the LORD and to fulfill his vow, 22 Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, “After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present him before the LORD, and he will live there always.”[a]

 23 “Do what seems best to you,” her husband Elkanah told her. Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the LORD make good his[b] word.” So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned him.

footnote [b]: your


I imagine how hard it must have been for Elkanah. The barren wife whom he loved, now miraculously had a child. A child which undoubtedly, he loved very much as well. But here he was, reminding Hannah of the promise she had made to the Lord: that the son born unto her will be given to the Lord for all the days of his life, to serve in the temple of the Lord. He loved his wife and he loved his son, but God is God. God is number one.

There’s an example of a God fearing partner right there.


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