Wednesday, June 17

Psalm: 78:40-72


Samuel: Elkanah was a Levite (1 Chronicals 6:27) married to Hannah, who was, alas, barren. He also had another wife, Peninnah who had children. Something like the problems of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar. Hannah finally gives birth to a son whom she called Samuel. She then brings him to live in the Temple once he is weaned. The remainder is Hannah’s song strikingly similar to Mary’s song in Luke 1:46-56.

Gospel: Luke 20:27-40

New Testament: Acts 2:1-21

Old Testament: 1 Samuel 2:12-26

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