February 16, 1 Samuel 6:1-5
Still more foolishness. The Philistines have the ark for seven months and they've connected it's presence with their problems, they didn't figure out what they really should do though. So the common consensus seems to be sending it back to Israel. Not a bad idea but look at the superstition involved in the process. There is something within us, I think it's a connection between knowledge that we've done wrong and a desire to fix it right so we try to make a payment. They send back gold images of the plagues, now that too is funny. Whether they make sculptures of boils or tumors or hemorrhoids really isn't so important, who wants to make sculptures of such things? And of course the rats too. The number five seems to indicate how many cities the ark was in. But it's not the 'stuff' that God wants, He has everything. What God wants is acknowledgement that He is God and He is your God. That hasn't changed and never will.
Today's workout. 30 intervals cardio. High knees, stepover, windmill, climber, jump rope.