Songs of joy are hard to come by.
That’s because most of us
are in trouble, heading into trouble or trying to cover up
some trouble we’ve caused.
A song of joy breaks out in a person who has been
straight up with God about their troubles
(self-inflicted or otherwise) and been rescued.
God showed up for Hannah,
God gave her something she couldn’t get for herself
and she experienced mercy for herself.
Song of Joy!
- Tell of a time when you experienced God doing something in your life.
- If you were to write a ‘Song of Joy’, what phrases might be included in your song?
- The young men, Hophni and Phinehas were guilty of “treating the LORD’s offering with contempt”. How did they do that? Is there a way that we could ‘show contempt’ with the Lord’s offering in our day?
- Eli is also held responsible, as the dad, for his boys’ behaviour. What did he do and should he have done to lead well as a dad?
- What does the verse “Those who honour me I will honour, but those who despise me will be disdained” mean in your life today?