Tag - Ark

They Wanted To Play God!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 5:11 So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and said, “Send the ark of the god of Israel away; let it go back to its own place, or it will kill us and our people.” For death had filled the city with panic; God’s hand was very heavy on it. O-bservation: This is the story of Israel's sin under the leadership of the priest Eli and his wicked sons. The Israelites were defeated in battle, and Eli’s son Phinehas was killed. Eli heard his son had died, and the...

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The Ark Of The Covenant

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Hebrews 9:4b This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. O-bservation: In the book of Exodus, God gave Moses strict instructions on how He wanted “The Ark Of The Covenant” constructed and what would be placed inside. It was constructed to house the presence of the Almighty. It was carried on staves by the priests of Israel whenever they packed up and moved to their next campsite. It was also carried into battle. It let the people know God was always with them. A-pplication: In the...

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This Fat Man Didn’t Sing, But It Was Over

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 4:18 When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell backward off his chair by the side of the gate. His neck was broken and he died, for he was an old man, and he was heavy. He had led Israel forty years. O-bservation: Eli had been the priest and judge of Israel for 40 years, and he was 98 years old when the Philistines defeated Israel. His sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were killed, and the Philistines stole the Ark of the Covenant. When Eli was told of these events, he fell...

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“I Can’t Live Like This!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 7:2b He said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.” O-bservation: King David had finished building a beautiful palace for himself, and when it was finished a strange sense of conviction flooded his soul. He said to himself, “I Can’t Live Like This! Here I am living in this lap of luxury and the ark of God has no permanent residence.” A-pplication: When I read this passage of scripture, it always wakes me up to question myself and my motives. David,...

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Only With HIS Help

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 6:20a And the people of Beth Shemesh asked, “Who can stand in the presence of the Lord, this holy God?” O-bservation: After Eli’s death, the Philistines had captured the ark of God and placed it in Dagon’s temple, right next to Dagon. The next day the people saw Dagon’s statue fallen and smashed on the ground. That began turmoil in the land of the Philistines until they could get the ark back to Israel with “guilt offerings” as a payback. When it arrived in Beth Shemesh, Israeli territory, the people rejoiced, but seventy were killed...

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