November 15th, 2019
1 Samuel 2:6 (KJB) The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
Hannah prays, eloquently. In her heartfelt dialogue with God, she expressed not only His power and presence but the truth that God alone holds the key to both life and death. Hannah served a big God. Not some willy nilly god with her today and out of her life tomorrow.
No, Hannah prayed to and served The God of heaven and earth. God who is divinely in charge of both life and death and all points in between.
Personally adopting this view of God, that He alone is ultimately in charge of both life and death, gives a person paints a big, bold picture of who God is and forever will be; whether it be in Hannah’s life, in our life, on this earth and in eternity concerning both saved and lost hearts. The illustration of God found here in this scripture verse is so vital for each of us to comprehend in understanding the timeless and limitless attributes of God.
I hope your prayers to God consider His presence, power, and you can wrap your head around the magnitude of His charge over you as did Hannah’s precious communication with God. God alone is in charge of both the day of your birth and the time of your physical death and every little thing in between.
Yes, indeed, this powerful picture of God who is divinely set over both life and death (Revelation 1:18), and in highlighting the importance of heartfelt prayer offered to Him can be found in numerous places in the entire canon of scripture.