I Samuel 2
I Samuel 2:2:
No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.
In Hannah’s prayer, she recognizes “there is no rock like our God” (I Samuel 2:2). On his deathbed, King David says, “The Rock of Israel has spoken to me: ‘Become a ruler over men; a righteous one, who rules through the fear of God’” (II Samuel 23:3).
In Psalm 18:3, God is called the “Rock in Whom I take shelter,” and in Psalm 19:15 he is “my Rock, and my Redeemer.” In Psalm 62:3, “He alone is my Rock and my Salvation,” and in Psalm 73:26, God is called the “Rock of my heart.”
Other references to God as our Rock can be found in Isaiah and Ezekiel. -Shimshon Hakohen Nadel; Jerusalem Post
I Samuel 2:6-8:
The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up.
7 The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.
8 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory.
Hannah's heart rejoiced, not in Samuel, but in the Lord. She looks beyond the gift, and praises the Giver. She rejoiced in the salvation of the Lord, and in expectation of His coming, who is the whole salvation of his people. The strong are soon weakened, and the weak are soon strengthened, when God pleases. Are we poor? God made us poor, which is a good reason why we should be content, and make up our minds to our condition. Are we rich? God made us rich, which is a good reason why we should be thankful, and serve him cheerfully, and do good with the abundance he gives us. He respects not man's wisdom or fancied excellences, but chooses those whom the world accounts foolish, teaching them to feel their guilt, and to value his free and precious salvation. This prophecy looks to the kingdom of Christ, that kingdom of grace, of which Hannah speaks, after having spoken largely of the kingdom of providence. And here is the first time that we meet with the name MESSIAH, or his Anointed. The subjects of Christ's kingdom will be safe, and the enemies of it will be ruined; for the Anointed, the Lord Christ, is able to save, and to destroy. --Matthew Henrys
1 Samuel 2:9
"He will keep the feet of His saints"
I Samuel 2:22-25:
Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people. Nay, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make the LORD's people to transgress. If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the LORD would slay them.
One of the consequences of their unbelief, besides sacrilegious theft, was sexual immorality. These women are described in the same words in Ex 38:8 and were women engaged in the temple or tabernacle service, apparently as a choir.