Hannah Prays Part 3: God’s Judgements Against His Proud Enemies


Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance,
for the Lord is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed, 1 Samuel 2:3(NIV)

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The way that God saves his people is perfect, 1 Samuel 2:1(NIV)

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His holy nature is perfect 1 Samuel 2:2(NIV)

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His judgements against his proud enemies are perfect ,1 Samuel 2:3(NIV)

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Because God is holy, he saves his people from the proud plans of their wicked enemies , 1 Samuel 2:1-3[NIV]

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These proud enemies prepare to fight against God’s servants. They speak proudly because they are confident of success , Ps 2:1-3(NIV). They even dare to insult God himself. However, their words are in vain, because God is on the side of his people, Daniel 7:20-22[NIV]. He will fight for them, and nobody can defeat God ,Psalm 2:4-6(NIV)

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God has perfect knowledge

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he knows everything

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He is aware of how those proud enemies have insulted his people

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He knows about their evil plans even before they begin to carry them out, 2 Kngs 6:8-12(NIV)

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By the power of the Holy Spirit, Hannah declares God’s judgement against his enemies

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God knows what they are saying

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and he is their judge

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People weigh an object to test whether it is the proper weight

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In the same manner, God weighs (or examines) deeds. He makes sure that they are right and proper

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This could refer to people’s deeds; if so, the meaning is that God is our judge. However, the phrase seems to refer to God’s deeds; in other words, the acts that God carries out. So, the meaning is thatall God’s acts – especially his judgements – are right and proper

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