1 Samuel 1: 17-22…. An answered prayer.

Then Eli answered, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him.” And she said, “Let your servant find favour in your eyes.” Then the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.They rose early in the morning and worshiped before theContinue reading “1 Samuel 1: 17-22…. An answered prayer.”

1 Samuel 1: 7-16…Hannah resorts to prayer.

So it went on year by year. As often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat. And Elkanah, her husband, said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? And why do you not eat? And why is your heart sad?Continue reading “1 Samuel 1: 7-16…Hannah resorts to prayer.”

1 Samuel 1: 1-6… A childless mother.

There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. 2. He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children,Continue reading “1 Samuel 1: 1-6… A childless mother.”

Hebrews 9: 16-28…. Bit by bit more is added.

For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. For when every commandmentContinue reading “Hebrews 9: 16-28…. Bit by bit more is added.”

Hebrews 9: 11-15….Comparisons

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by meansContinue reading “Hebrews 9: 11-15….Comparisons”

Hebrews 9: 1-10…. A look at the past.

Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most HolyContinue reading “Hebrews 9: 1-10…. A look at the past.”

Hebrews 7: 18 -28….Jesus Qualified to be our High Priest

For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. Comment: As we saw yesterday, weak and unable to accomplish what it set out toContinue reading “Hebrews 7: 18 -28….Jesus Qualified to be our High Priest”

Hebrews 7: 11-19….Levitical priests superseded by Jesus

Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron? For when there is a change in the priesthood, there isContinue reading “Hebrews 7: 11-19….Levitical priests superseded by Jesus”

Hebrews 7: 1-10…Who was Melchizedek?

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is,Continue reading “Hebrews 7: 1-10…Who was Melchizedek?”