A Weekly Devotional
from Steve Higginbotham
Who's Your Peninnah?
by Steve Higginbotham
February 26, 2009
Peninnah is an
obscure character in the Bible. She was married to the same man to which
Hannah, the mother of Samuel was married. All we know about Peninnah was
that she was Hannah's rival (1 Samuel 1:6). She tormented Hannah because
she had children and Hannah had none. In short, she was a "bully," not with
her fists, but with her words. She exploiting Hannah's weakness, and tried
to make her miserable...and did.
consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, The moon and the stars,
which you have ordained, Who is man that you are mindful of him, and the son
of man that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the
angels, and you have crowned him with glory and honor." (Psalm 8:3-5).
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