Only the Stump

I laugh every time I read the beginning of 1 Samuel Ch. 5 when the Philistines stole the Ark of Covenant from the Hebrews and brought it into the house of Dagon and placed it next to Dagon, the god they worshipped. They came back in the morning and found their god Dagon with head and palms cut off, leaving only the stump.

(1 Samuel 5:1-4) “And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Eben–ezer unto Ashdod.  {2} When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.  {3} ¶ And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.  {4} And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.”

Our God can’t be compared or mixed with other gods. Who is like the Lord? There is none like the Lord. Exodus 15:11 states this fact;  Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? We know that all other gods are idols;  Psalms 96:5 states, “For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.” Psalms 135:15-18 states, “The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.  {16} They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;  {17} They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.  {18} They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.”

I just wanted to share my reading of the day so we all can have a good laugh and boast about the God we serve (Psalm 44:8).

(Isaiah 45:22-23) “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  {23} I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”

 

All scriptures KJV only.

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