Thursday, April 14, 2016

Reflection - Hannah and Peninnah - Women of the Bible

Source Website: http://delvalinatuanger.blogspot.sg/2011/08/story-of-samuels-mother.html
Posted by Delvalina on 18 August 2011 at 2:28 PM

http://revealinghim.com/index.php/2015/08/10/peninnah/
Posted by revealadmin on 10 August 2015


This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the LORD, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
PHOTO: This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the LORD, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat. Her husband Elkanah would say to her, “Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?” - The Story of Samuel's Mother.
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1 Samuel 1 describes a woman in sorrow. Grief and tears engulf this woman’s life as she yearns yearly for a baby. Hannah has the love of her husband, Elkanah, but has yet to provide him an heir. Taking another woman as concubine, pain grips Hannah further as she succumbs to witness Peninnah’s pregnancy. [1]


Hannah weeping
PHOTO: Hannah weeping
Pain grips Hannah further as she succumbs to witness Peninnah’s pregnancy.
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Hannah was weak woman but she was strong woman inside. She never stop begged to God for many years and asked Samuel. Faithful woman, she always believe in the God of Israel. She couldn't turn what Peninnah did to her. She turned by sobbing unto God's throne.



Hannah was weak woman but she was strong woman inside. She never stop begged to God for many years and asked for Samuel.
PHOTO: Hannah was weak woman but she was strong woman inside. She never stop begged to God for many years and asked for Samuel.
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Feeling the rejection from Elkanah and used for breeding purposes only, Peninnah begins “vexing” Hannah, for jealousy has rotten her bones desiring the affection of her husband. This story is not too far off from the slave Hagar and her mistress Sarai. Sarai, barren and raked with sadness, persuaded Abram to sleep with her slave Hagar. Low and behold, a baby is born. Haughty glances, crooked smiles, and teases seethe from these two women. Peninnah and Hagar, both desire the father’s affection, receive nothing in return but rejection, turn their jealousy into productive haughtiness. Oh I am sure those pregnancies where flaunted in front of the “loved” barren wives. “My back hurts today. Would you rub my swollen feet?” “I will let you hold the baby when he is born.[1]



Feeling the rejection from Elkanah and used for breeding purposes only, Peninnah begins 'vexing' Hannah, for jealousy has rotten her bones desiring the affection of her husband.
PHOTO: Feeling the rejection from Elkanah and used for breeding purposes only, Peninnah begins “vexing” Hannah, for jealousy has rotten her bones desiring the affection of her husband.
Picture posted by revealadmin, in Study the Women of the Bible on 10 August 2015 - Peninnah [1]
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Jealousy can turn to hatred. [1]
Hatred into harmful actions and words; words can absolutely cut to the core of a barren woman. Does the spirit of jealousy have a stronghold in your life? Do you covet what you see another woman has? Do you want or mimic someone who you think has it all? Do you rush out to buy the latest fashion; unable to see another beat you to the punch? Do you gossip and tear down another friend who you secretly desire to be like? Do you covet another’s husband who seems to be that doting, caring, and loving man you deserve? Careful woman, those jealous actions, rages, and desires may turn your heart callous to the Lord.



Eli and Samuel (1780)
PHOTO: The Infant Samuel, Hannah's son
Hannah was once a barren woman until God answer her prayer.
Hatred into harmful actions and words; words can absolutely cut to the core of a barren woman.
Painting by Joshua Reynolds - “The Infant Samuel” (Image courtesy of Soela Zani)
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Hannah knows where should she come to pour out her souls.
God is the first place to me to come. He is my very present in time of need, even He knows me well and my heart knows Him well. Telling my feeling to my family or friends makes me feel better but telling God what's my feeling will change everything. That is why, I come to Him, His presence is where my strength and joy come from. We are blessed ones, we can call, ask, and talk with Him anytime we need, we do not to have mobile phone, or internet connection to talk with Him, and worship keeps our hearts connected with Him. What a glorious Father. For I know He close to us when we are in affliction.



Hannah knows where should she come to pour out her souls.
PHOTO: Hannah knows where should she come to pour out her souls.
God is her first place to go to. His presence is where she finds her strength and joy.
Picture posted by randymccracken on 5 February 2015 - Hannah prays for a son while the tabernacle priest Eli listens, thinking her to be drunk.
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The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; (Psalm 34:19)

God holds the universe, He holds everyone on earth. He who orchestra the whole universe. And why are we to worried about life? Why are we too worried about the future? He holds our every moment. Come to God, praise Him. Shaking His throne!

Having a faithfulness heart is a heaven's asset in our lives, to walk through this life. Through tears and joy, no matter what. Believing in God, life always has its ups downs and it would never change. How good is the Lord.



Having a faithfulness heart is a heaven's asset in our lives, to walk through this life.
PHOTO: Elkanah and Hannah brings Samuel to Eli after weaning [accustom (an infant or other young mammal) to food other than its mother's milk]
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A prayer for jealousy [1]
"Dear Lord, Remind me to not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will die away. I will trust in the Lord and do good; I choose to dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. I will delight in the Lord and He will give me the desires of my heart, which are constantly seeking to glorify Him.

I will commit my way to You Lord, trusting You with the plan and purpose for my life. I know You will make Your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of Your cause like the noonday sun. I will be still and wait patiently on the Lord. I will not be jealousy or covet another woman who succeeds in her ways or when she may carry out worldly schemes.



Following Hannah, I will commit my way to You Lord, trusting You with the plan and purpose for my life. I will be still and wait patiently on the Lord.
PHOTO: Following Hannah, I will commit my way to You Lord, trusting You with the plan and purpose for my life. I will be still and wait patiently on the Lord.
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I choose to refrain from anger and turn from wrath when I do not get what I want. I choose to be like Christ and not like these worldly women, for I know those who hope in Christ will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. I know the Lord delights in a woman’s way, He makes her way firm; I may stumble and backslide, but will not fall for the Lord will uphold me with His hands.

I will turn from jealousy and covetousness, do good, and dwell in the land forever; For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake His faithfulness. I praise the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness. I praise the Lord for showing me His ways, and I praise the Lord who graciously forgives me everyday. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth I pray. Amen!
" Adapted from Psalm 37



Dear Lord, Remind me to not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will die away. I will trust in the Lord and do good; I choose to dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. I will delight in the Lord and He will give me the desires of my heart, which are constantly seeking to glorify Him.
PHOTO: "Dear Lord, Remind me to not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will die away. I will trust in the Lord and do good; I choose to dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. I will delight in the Lord and He will give me the desires of my heart, which are constantly seeking to glorify Him.
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I will turn from jealousy and covetousness, do good, and dwell in the land forever; For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake His faithfulness. I praise the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness. I praise the Lord for showing me His ways, and I praise the Lord who graciously forgives me everyday. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth I pray. Amen!
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Posted by Delvalina on 18 August 2011 at 2:28 PM
Posted by revealadmin on 10 August 2015



Reference
[1] Peninnah, posted by revealadmin on 10 August 2015, http://revealinghim.com/index.php/2015/08/10/peninnah/

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