Pray that the Lord would raise up many of the young people as Nazarites, overcomers who would be used by God to turn the age (1 Sam. 1:11 and note 111; 3:19, 21; Dan. 1:3-4a, 6).
1 Sam. 1:11—And she made a vow and said, O Jehovah of hosts, if You will indeed look upon the affliction of Your female servant and…give to Your female servant a male child, then I will give him to Jehovah for all the days of his life, and no razor will come upon his head.
1 Sam. 1:111, razor—Hannah’s prayer indicates that God’s move with His answer to Hannah’s prayer (vv. 19-20) was to produce a Nazarite who was absolute for the fulfilling of God’s desire. A Nazarite is one who is consecrated to God absolutely, one who takes God as the Head, considering God his Husband, and one who has no interest in the enjoyment of worldly pleasures (Num. 6:1-5 and notes). Even before he was born, Samuel was consecrated by his mother to be such a person.
1 Sam. 3:19, 21—And Samuel grew, and Jehovah was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground…And Jehovah continued to appear in Shiloh, for Jehovah revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of Jehovah.
Dan. 1:3-4a, 6—Then the king told Ashpenaz, the chief of his eunuchs, to bring some of the sons of Israel, including some from the royal seed and from the nobility, children in whom was no defect, who were good in appearance, who showed insight in all wisdom, understanding in knowledge, and apprehension in thought, and in whom was the ability to stand in the king’s palace…Now among these from the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
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