Hannah, A Tried Woman
Very close examination of 1 Samuel chapter 1 is recommended before answering the questions.
1) From verses 1-8 describe Hannah's conflict.
2) Who was responsible for her condition?
3) How does God use hardships to bring blessing into our lives?
4) How did Hannah first respond to her condition (vv.6-7)?
5) Can you think of a conflict in your own life that affected you in a simular way? Explain.
6) What did she finally do to overcome her bitterness (vv.9-19)?
7)What principles can we learn from Hannah's prayer (v.11)?
8)Describe the changes in Hannah's attitude toward the Lord, and toward her husband (1:19- 2:1).
9) List some benefits that Hannah experienced as a result of her victory in dealing with her problem of barrenness (1:27-28; 2:20-21; 3:19-21).
10) In light of 1 Samuel 2:17, how do you think Hannah would have reacted at this point if she still did not conceive? Explain.
11) Apply each of the following verses to Hannah's life, and to your own life.
12)Hannah voluntarily surrendered her most valuable possession to the Lord. Who benefited from this surrender and in what ways?
13) Is there something God has asked you to surrender that is not yet yeilded to Him? Write out the reasons why.