Benjamin Franklin once said, “Contentment makes poor men rich, and discon-tentment makes rich men poor.” In our lesson today, we will see how Hannah learned the secret of contentment. She discovered that the measure of our con-tentment is based upon the object of our affections. Hannah longed for a child as much she did anything else in the world. But when her prayers were an-swered and she had a son, she realized then that the source of her joy and con-tentment was not the newborn child, but the God who had given him to her. And so by the Spirit of God, she breaks out into this wonderful prayer of praise, worthy to be recorded word for word in the Bible.
As we study Hannah’s prayer today, it will be a good time to examine our own hearts and ask ourselves, if like Hannah, have we come to a point where we too are contented with God? If we have, then we are rich indeed!
May God bless our study today in 1 Samuel,