God at Home in You

Tuesdays: The Hebrew “Writings”

1 Samuel 5—7

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The Philistines have captured the Ark of the Covenant. It is as though they took God as a prisoner of war! Read what happens to their god, Dagon. Lesson: when we try to manipulate God into our own space, instead of surrendering into God’s space, false treasures and “idols” will fall.

In the center of the reading, there is a tender and charming shift in tone and feeling you will not want to miss. Picture the cows drawing the wooden cart as they lead the Ark back to God’s people. There is no human driver. Listen in the silence to the hobbling of the wheels and the mooing of the cows as slowly the Ark makes its way back home again to God’s people.

What is God doing to bring the divine presence into your center? Are there any animals that come to mind that God is using for this?

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
Mooing cows following God 6:12
Turning not to right or left 6:12
Gently does the ark return. 6:12
Returning to You, O Lord 7:3

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This is the fifth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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Tuesdays are dedicated the Hebrew “Writings.”

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