God exalts the humble and brings low the proud. As we exit the time of the judges and enter into the time of kings we see in the first chapters of 1 Samuel that Israel continues to pursue their own passions and desires, even to the point of making God like a genie in bottle rather than submitting and enjoying his Lordship. As a student ministry, we are seeking to follow God’s leading not our own.
And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the LORD; my horn is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. “There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble bind on strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.