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)

  • The way that God saves his people is perfect, 1 Samuel 2:1(NIV)
  • His holy nature is perfect 1 Samuel 2:2(NIV)
  • His judgements against his proud enemies are perfect ,1 Samuel 2:3(NIV)
  • Because God is holy, he saves his people from the proud plans of their wicked enemies , 1 Samuel 2:1-3[NIV]

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)

  • God has perfect knowledge ; He knows everything
  • He is aware of how those proud enemies have insulted his people
  • He knows about their evil plans even before they begin to carry them out, 2 Kngs 6:8-12(NIV)
  • By the power of the Holy Spirit, Hannah declares God’s judgement against his enemies
  • God knows what they are saying; and he is their judge
  • People weigh an object to test whether it is the proper weight
  • In the same manner, God weighs (or examines) deeds. He makes sure that they are right and proper
  • 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.