Gems 2015 — March 22 Scripture Selection: I Samuel 4-6

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

March 22 Scripture Selection: I Samuel 4-6

Food for Thought: I Sam. 5:1-4

Some of the stories in the Bible, while demonstrating the far-superiority of the Lord over all false gods, human authority, and nature do so with irony and wit and always bring a smile to my face as I picture the events that took place.

The story of the Philistines taking the ark of God and placing it next to their god Dagon is one of such cases. To the Philistines’ surprise, the morning after they had placed it in the “house of Dagon,” they found their idol face down before the ark of the Lord. So they propped it up again. The next day they found that not only had it fallen again, now its head and both the palms of its hands were broken off. Their god literally could not stand…

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