Year of Scripture – Day 87

1 Samuel 4 – 1 Samuel 8

The Ark of God . . .
We’d have to turn back to Exodus 25:10-22 to remember all the details, as God spoke to Moses:

Have them make an ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. . . . . (25:10-11)

You get the idea. Putting it simply, it was a big gold box that served as the dwelling place of God. Where it went, the people went. Where it stopped, the people stopped. It lead the way through the River Jordan, and it circled Jericho before the walls came tumbling down. The Ark was everything to those who revered the LORD. Yet, it was captured by the Philistines! What are we doing to do!

We aren’t going to do anything. The Ark is going to take care of itself!

Captured and in the hands of the Philistines, the Ark finds its way to the temple of Dagon. Rather than me tell the story, I’m going to turn things over to TheBrickTestament for their version. Click on the link below, then use the arrows to navigate through the rest of the story.

The Ark of the Covenant in the hands of the Philistines

http://www.thebricktestament.com/king_saul/god_tortures_the_philistines/1s05_01-02.html

Needless to say, the Ark was returned, and glory was restored to Israel. Now new troubles arise, a king is about to be anointed. Keep reading on!

Peace,
Pastor Bailey

Our next reading: 1 Samuel 9 – 12

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