After the Philistines defeated the children of Israel and captured the Ark, they must have thought there really wasn’t as much power with the Ark of the Covenant after all. But they were about to find out something new; God may not have fought for the Israelites because He was not pleased with them, but He can defeat the enemy all by Himself.
1 Samuel 5:2-3
2 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.
3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.
I always tell Christians that our God is the only God that doesn't need human beings to fight for Him. I don't want to serve a god that needs me to defend him. If He is a real God, let Him defend Himself. That is the test of divinity. If you serve a god that needs you to fight for him, you are on the losing side and you've lost already. Our God doesn’t need anybody to fight for Him; therefore, you don't need to fight someone because he trampled on the Bible.
Several decades ago, there was a man who was so wicked that he said he would see the end of the Bible. When he died, his house became a Bible publishing company. That is the kind of God you are serving. Be confident and rest assured in your heart about the God you are serving.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to remain in your pleasure. Teach me to see you and always recognize you as ALMIGHTY.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Samuel 14:1-15:22; John 18:1-24; Psalm 119:97-112; Proverbs 16:8-9
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