Deeply hurt, Hannah prayed to the Lord and wept with many tears.
1 Samuel 1:10
For Yahweh is good, and His love is eternal; His faithfulness endures through all generations.
Better a dry crust with peace than a house full of feasting with strife. A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son and share an inheritance among brothers. A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold, and the Lord is the tester of hearts. A wicked person listens to malicious talk; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker, and one who rejoices over calamity will not go unpunished.
Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of sons is their fathers. Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips; how much worse are lies for a ruler. A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner; wherever he turns, he succeeds. Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but whoever gossips about it separates friends. A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person more than a hundred lashes into a fool.
An evil man seeks only rebellion; a cruel messenger will be sent against him. Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his foolishness. If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never depart from his house. To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out. Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just — both are detestable to the Lord.
Why does a fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom? A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a difficult time. One without sense enters an agreement and puts up security for his friend. One who loves to offend loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites injury. One with a twisted mind will not succeed, and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin.
The law, then, was our guardian until Christ, so that we could be justified by faith.