Speaker: Pastor Gabriel Ng
Scripture: 1 Samuel 4:1-11; 5:1-4
Description:  The Israelites and Philistines misunderstood God and His power. They treated him like a caged animal. Our God is a real wild lion, unlike the “lion” or dog pretending to be a lion caged in the zoo. We cannot try to tame him. The Israelites bring the Ark of the Covenant with them to battle against the Philistines like it is simply a good luck charm. The Philistines took it but tried to get rid of the Ark when they, and the people of wherever it was taken, were inflicted with tumors. Other nations had heard of God’s power and wanted no part with it so they told the Philistines to return the Ark to Israel.