El Deah: The God Who Knows

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When God answered Hannah’s prayer of desperation, she declared him El Deah, the God Who Knows. In this sermon, Abby explores what it looks like to trust that when we don’t have answers to our questions or solutions to our problems, knowing the One Who Knows is enough.

1 Samuel 1:10–18

In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”

As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli [the priest] observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”

“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”

Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”

She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.

 1 Samuel 2:1 – 3

“My heart rejoices in the Lord;
in the Lord my horn is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
for I delight in your deliverance.

“There is no one holy like the Lord;
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.

“Do not keep talking so proudly
or let your mouth speak such arrogance,
for the Lord is El Deah [The God Who Knows],
    and by him deeds are weighed.

Discussion Question:

Have you ever experienced an El Deah moment, where, like Hannah, God met a need or showed up in a way that made you realize, He really does know me and what I need? Is there an unknown in your life that you would like to entrust to El Deah, the God who knows?