„The Lord is a great King above all gods.“


1 Samuel 5:1-4, 6-12

1 Samuel 5:3

The true God would not endure that an idol should stand erect in the same temple with his ark, therefore down it must go. The ark was brought into the house as a captive, but immediately became a Conqueror. If the Lord, by his Spirit, comes into the human heart, sin soon falls before him.

1 Samuel 5:3

It was a wretched god that needed setting up. If idolatry did not make men foolish, they would see the absurdity of their conduct.

1 Samuel 5:4

The second fall was greater than the first, for the fish-god was broken, and only his scaly tail remained. The head and hands which symbolised wisdom and power were dashed to atoms. Thus does grace in the heart destroy the sovereignty and energy of sin.

1 Samuel 5:10-12

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