First Samuel has much history and many themes but none more impactful than Hannah’s prayer stating the Sovereignty of God:
The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The Lord makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts. He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s and on them he has set the world.” (1Sam 2:6-8)
Similar to Psalm 139, the psalmist also states that “Even before a word is on my tongue behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.” A few lines later he declares “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.” God’s sovereignty, His omniscience, His omnipresence, His omnipotence (all His omni’s for that matter) are all similar bullet points to what it means to be God.
This begs the question: “How big is your God?”
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Eph3:20-21)
I hope you serve a BIG God!