The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By keeping the discussion in each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes allow pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Robert B. Chisholm Jr.’s volume on the books of 1–2 Samuel provides carefully organized guidance for interpreting, teaching, and illustrating these important historical books.
“But Hannah’s allegiance to the Lord is the catalyst for the revival of true worship through the spiritual leadership of her son, Samuel.” (Page 10)
“On closer inspection, Saul’s viewpoint is flawed in at least three important ways: (1) His concern about his dwindling forces reveals a belief that human armies, not the Lord, will decide the battle (in this regard recall Judg. 7). (2) His concern with offering a sacrifice reveals a faulty theology that elevates ritual above obedience (see 15:22–23) and tends to think that ritual can in some way guarantee divine favor. (3) Saul oversteps his bounds.4 He is the king, but he is under the authority of the prophet-priest Samuel, who is the intercessor for the nation (cf. 7:7–11; 12:18–19, 23).” (Page 82)
“Though the sovereign Lord may allow his people to endure trials and even oppression, he is just and will eventually deliver them from distress when they cry out to him for vindication. Hannah’s story is a reminder to God’s suffering people that (a) even though the reason(s) for trials may be shrouded in mystery, our sovereign God is just; (b) our compassionate God puts a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how dark and terrifying that tunnel may be; and (c) our just God delivers those who trust him.” (Page 12)
“In this chapter the male characters misunderstand Hannah.6 Elkanah misunderstands the depth of Hannah’s suffering and anguish, thinking that his assurances of his love should be enough to cheer her up (1:8). Eli fails to discern the depth of her sincerity and desperation, misinterpreting her intensity as drunkenness. The narrator begins to develop a portrait of Eli as being spiritually insensitive.” (Pages 10–11)
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