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1 Bad Girls of the Bible Peninnah: the Cruel Counterpart 1 Samuel 1

2 Peninnah Provoked – Peninnah’s Pain Shared husband (1 Sam. 1:2) Shared husband (1 Sam. 1:2) Hannah’s double portion (1 Sam. 1:5) Hannah’s double portion (1 Sam. 1:5) – How our feelings direct our actions Provoked Hannah (v. 6) Provoked Hannah (v. 6) Tormented severely (v. 6) Tormented severely (v. 6) Continued year after year (v. 3) Continued year after year (v. 3) Made Hannah miserable, with tears and loss of appetite (v. 6-7) Made Hannah miserable, with tears and loss of appetite (v. 6-7)

3 God’s Evaluation – Kindness Be kind to one another! (Eph. 4:32) Be kind to one another! (Eph. 4:32) Kindness benefits, cruelty hurts (Prov. 11:17) Kindness benefits, cruelty hurts (Prov. 11:17) – Rudeness Lead a peaceful and quiet life (1 Tim. 2:2) Lead a peaceful and quiet life (1 Tim. 2:2) Bear one another’s burdens (Gal. 6:2) Bear one another’s burdens (Gal. 6:2) – Words that Harm Tongue is a fire (James 3:6) Tongue is a fire (James 3:6) What comes out of our mouths can defile (Matt. 15:11) What comes out of our mouths can defile (Matt. 15:11) Only use words to build up! (Eph. 4:29) Only use words to build up! (Eph. 4:29) No filthiness, foolish talk or crude joking (Eph. 5:4) No filthiness, foolish talk or crude joking (Eph. 5:4)

4 Hannah’s Response – Initial Emotional Outpouring Miserable (1 Sam. 1:6) Miserable (1 Sam. 1:6) Weeping, tears of anguish (1 Sam. 1:6-8, 10) Weeping, tears of anguish (1 Sam. 1:6-8, 10) Stopped eating (1 Sam. 1:6-8) Stopped eating (1 Sam. 1:6-8) Bitterness of soul (1 Samuel 1:10) Bitterness of soul (1 Samuel 1:10) – Turned to God for Comfort Prayed to the Lord (v. 10) Prayed to the Lord (v. 10) Promised the Lord (v. 11) Promised the Lord (v. 11) Trusted the Lord’s response (v. 18) Trusted the Lord’s response (v. 18) Gave thanks for Lord’s blessing (v ) Gave thanks for Lord’s blessing (v )

5 Lessons For Us from Miriam’s Example – Do we allow our emotions to direct our interactions with others? – Are we allowing the bad behavior of others to direct our own actions? – How easy is it for us to give our problems over to the Lord, and then trust Him to do what is best for our situations? – When the Lord has answered our prayers, how faithful are we to return to Him in grateful praise?


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