Psalm 15 and 1 Samuel 4 – Israel was defeated before the Philistines.
Why did this happen? They recognized it was from the Lord. Then they decided to take the ark out to the battle.
- We serve God, God doesn’t serve us
- The Philistines had to deal with God
- God demonstrated that He is greater than Israel and the Philistines
Matthew 5:3-8 and Matthew 12:34
This is only possible by our commitment to and the indwelling of Christ.