Search The Scriptures —Study 6 — 1 Samuel 5:1-7:2

Study 6 From the Book of 1 Samuel is: 1 Samuel 5:1-7:2search the srciptures

  1. Read the story of 5:1-5 in the light of Je. 10:1-16. Contrast the idols with the Lord of host. How ought such evidence to influence our fears and our faith?
  2. Because the ark of the Lord was associated with His law (cf. Dt. 31:9), it was also associated with judgment—as in this passage. Why did such a dire punishment fall on the men of Beth-shemesh, and with what result? Cf. Ex. 19:21; Heb. 12:28, 29; and see Note 2 below.

Notes

  1. 5:6, 12; 6:4, 5. The association of tumors and mice suggests and our break of bubonic plague.
  1. 6:19. The ark, according to God’s command, was to be kept closely covered, when not in the Holy of Holies. Cf. Nu. 4:5, 6, 15, 20.

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