1 Samuel 1:23 - “…Do what seems best to you...”
For some background info on this verse: After praying to the Lord for a son, the Lord blessed Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, with a son. When Hannah was praying to God, she had made a vow to dedicate him back to the Lord when He provided for her. Then one day…
“The man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice and to pay his vow. But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, "As soon as the child is weaned, I will bring him, so that he may appear in the presence of the LORD and dwell there forever." Elkanah her husband said to her, "Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him; only, may the LORD establish his word." So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him.” – verses 21-23
I wanted to use 1 Samuel 1:23 as the theme for today’s devotional, because I think it is a great reminder
of the attitude we should have with God. After all, He knows better than we do what is best for us. For
example, think of all the times you have been indecisive and said, “I don’t know,” about what it is you
want. It is even in those times that God, in fact, does know what we should decide.
This passage makes me think of Luke 1:26-38 when the Lord sent the angel, Gabriel, to tell Mary that
she will give birth to Jesus, the Son of God. Mary responded in verse 38 by saying, "I am the Lord's
servant…May it be to me as you have said." Mary had complete confidence in God that He knew more
than she did and would do as He said. As a result, she trusted Him with her future.
My challenge for us is to be confident that He has our best interest at heart, even when it seems
otherwise, and trust His promises for our lives. And let us follow Him obediently without hesitation.
May the Lord give you peace as you fully trust Him.
“I Believe” by Hillsong