Well, I am trying to read through the Bible again. I am actually listening to it through the NIV Dramatized CD that my parents got me two Christmases ago. It is truly one of the best gifts I have ever received. Go to http://www.amazon.com/NIV-Audio-Bible-Dramatized-CD/dp/0310918634 to see exactly what I am talking about. My daily reading guide comes from http://www.studythebible.com/daily.htm
Here is a recap:
Hannah could not have children with her husband Elkanah so she prayed to the Lord and told the Lord that if she could have children she would dedicate him to the Lord. The Lord heard her and she was able to have children. This is part of her beautiful prayer:
1 Samuel 2:
“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,
2” There is no one holy like the Lord;
there is no one beside you;
there is no Rock like our God.”
So Hannah gives Samuel over to Eli, the priest, to live with. Later, Samuel actually hears the Lord calling him. She literally gives him to the Lord and has three more sons and two daughters. However, Eli’s sons were wicked and 1 Sam. 2:25 says, “it was the Lord’s will to put them to death.” Alrighty, then!
Then in chapter three, the Lord Calls Samuel.
Samuel, the son of Hannah and anointed by God.
Eli, the priest of the time, godly man who God spoke to
Saul, king of
Jonathan, son of Saul, gifted warrior, and best friends with David
David, son of Jesse, from
Sometimes this all gets confusing, especially all these names. That is why listening to the Bible really helps with the Old Testament because you do not get stuck on some hard names. I have learned more details in the Bible by listening to it on CD then anywhere else.