The Lord's Heavy Hand

Scripture: 1 Samuel 5:1-7:2

Topics: Glory, Idolatry

Even as we enter into a dark place in this story where the Israelites have overvalued the ark and undervalued God himself, we see that God is at work the entire time. What looks like despair from a human perspective is really the beginning of God’s “victory tour” as he systematically takes down the Philistines. His supremacy is clear as he shows up in undeniable ways just like he often does in our own lives as a means to display his glory and drive us to repentance.