TUESDAY November 13, 2018
No God like Jehovah!
And when they arose early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. The head of Dagon and both the palms of its hands were broken off on the threshold; only Dagon’s torso was left of it. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor any who come into Dagon’s house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.
1 Samuel 5:4-5
Israel had been defeated in battle. God allowed the defeat because He was chastening His people. The Ark of the LORD was captured and placed in the house of a Philistine god, Dagon, an idol which looked like half man––half fish. Despite Israel’s backslidden position, God was still working. The Philistine idol Dagon had fallen face down before the Ark of God. The LORD was showing His enemies that He was greater than their gods!
How many times do we become like Israel? Whenever we become spiritually blind because of our sin or pride, and we stop listening to the LORD, we are chastened by Him. This happens when we are not being submissive to God’s perfect will. We become defeated, and that is hard.
Another problem in the world today is that there are still people who worship other gods––idols. The people in India worship many deities, such as Brahma and Shiva. The Inca people still worship the sun god––Inti. People in eastern regions worship Buddha and Krishna. The LORD desires that all people would come to know Him and be saved. Through the Prophet Isaiah, the LORD says, “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:22).
It is important to understand that everyone has an opportunity to come to the knowledge of Jehovah God––Creator of heaven and earth––to worship Him alone. The LORD is just. He will give each person a chance to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and come to know Him.
There is none like unto thee, O Jehovah; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
~Jeremiah 10:6 ASV~
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