1 Samuel 5

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read 1 Samuel 5

Overview.

The ark of God troubled the Philistines.

The power of the symbol of God in the ark was told in this chapter.

The ark of God was captured by the Philistines, carried away to their cities, Ebenezer, Ashdod, and to Gath.

Wherever they placed the ark of God, the power of God was showed.  It destroyed the statue of Dagon, a god of the Philistine. It brought in devastation, great panic, diseases upon them.

The people of Philistine witnessed that the power of God’s hand was very heavy upon the ark, and they decided to return it to Israel.

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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