Thursday, May 9, 2019

1 Samuel 5:1 - 7:17, John 6:1-21, Psalm 106: 13-31, Proverbs 14: 32-33

1 Samuel 5:11-12
So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and said, “Send the ark of the god of Israel away; let it go back to its own place, or it  will kill us and our people.” For death had filled the city with panic; God’s hand was very heavy on it. [12]  Those who did not die were afflicted with tumors, and the outcry of the city went up to heaven.

Even though the Philistines had just defeated the Israelites, you would think they would feel confident and would dismiss anything of importance to the Israelites. In warfare the victor gets everything of value and the loser suffers in every way.

Here we see how the Philistines obviously came to realize that the nation they had just defeated had something way more powerful then anyone could imagine. If I was a Philistine leader I would then want no part of the Israelites and would leave them alone.

If foreign powers obviously recognized God's power, how could the Israelites ever doubt? How can we doubt God after all He's done in the past and for us presently?

1 comment:

Tammy said...

I always love reading the story of God causing the idol to fall down at the ark of the covenant, showing His power.