THE WORD FOR TODAY
1 Samuel 4-6
1 Samuel 4-6
1 Samuel 5:4 4 And when they arose early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. The head of Dagon and both the palms of its hands were broken off on the threshold; only Dagon’s torso was left of it.
We serve an awesome and powerful God. We serve a God that above anything that mankind could ever dream or imagine. We serve a God that displays HIS power in ways that are amazing…and for some people very frightening.
The Philistines had something that didn’t belong to them. They had seized the Ark of God. They knew that it was special for the children of Israel…but now they would find out the hard way.
After seizing the Ark of God they took it to their temple, the house of Dagon. They set the Ark of God by Dagon. The second day, Dagon lay face down before the Ark of God and his hands and head were broken off.
They should have gotten the message then but they were stubborn. After incredible sickness and death…seven months later…they returned the Ark of God to the Israelites.
God cannot be mocked. He is Holy. He is above anything that we as humans could ever create or even imagine in the most creative moments. Dagon couldn’t stand before HIM. I can’t help but think of the scripture that is very clear, “Every knee will bow before Me and every tongue will confess to God.” Romans 14:11
Father, You are God…You are Lord…we confess that before YOUR awesome presence this day…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!