February 20, 1 Samuel 7:1-4
The text says that the ark was in Kiriath-jearim for some twenty years so I read that as more than twenty years. Samuel is a grown man now but what happened in all of those years? Here is what we do know, the people of Israel are finally turning back to God. All of those years are marked with social and economic problems. Droughts, famines, and constant war with the Philistines. Samuel tells them to put up the idols and stop worshiping false gods. I wonder how many years it will take here in the US for people to put up the false gods?