by Rev Joel Yong
1 Samuel 5:1-4
After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. They brought it into the temple of Dagon and placed it beside Dagon. Early the next day the people of Ashdod saw that Dagon had fallen forward on the ground in front of the LORD’s ark. So they took Dagon and put him back in his place. But the next morning they saw that Dagon had again fallen forward on the ground in front of the LORD’s ark. Dagon’s head and his two hands were cut off and were lying on the temple’s threshold. The rest of Dagon’s body was intact.
You cannot put the Ark of God in the same place as an idol and expect nothing to happen. No false gods can stand in His presence.
That is why the idol kept falling down.
Notice that the idol could not stand without even human help.
That is what idols are- manmade carvings and without the true essence of divinity.
The Bible teaches in the 10 Commandments that we are not to worship idols.
God doesn’t want us pursuing meaningless pursuits that are to our detriment.
He wants us to pursue purposeful things that do not just