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good luck charms (Day 4)

Today’s reading is 1 Samuel 4…


Israel had just been defeated in battle (vs2) and instead of praying, crying out to their God and seeking His direction, they sent for the Ark (vs3-4).

I got stuck there for awhile.

And now I am confronted with the sad fact that, so often, we can treat the objects of our faith (Israel used the Ark…I can use my Bible or a well-used prayer journal) as “good luck charms” instead of choosing an active relationship with the *Creator* of those objects.

We miss the point…and we lose the battle, just as Israel did. (vs10-11)

Either idol worship or relationship with God…we have to choose wisely because we are always doing one or the other.

(What is this all about?? check out the explanation on Day 1)

Looking up, as always…


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