Glory Departed

Scripture: 1 Samuel

Topics: Idolatry, Obedience

After suffering a great loss in battle, Israel’s army decides to take things into their own hands and put hope in what God provided rather than God himself. Instead of seeking God, repenting, and waiting on him, they immediately decide that bringing the ark of the covenant into war with them should lead them to victory. However, they still lose the battle, trusting in the false hope of the ark of the covenant rather than God the Ruler and Creator.