1 Samuel 5:1-4 – After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon. When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained.
If we aren’t careful, we can create and set idols up in and around us, in our lives. This account of a false god that the Philistines placed in their midst shows that it has no power to stand and act on its own. Dagon was the chief god of the Philistines. Being the chief god, I’m assuming they went to this false god for everything.
The gods we may have placed in our lives is much like this and many other gods people had set in their lives through the ages. But as we see here, Dagon and the other gods don’t have power.
But our true and living God can do anything. He sees, hears and reacts. He loves, heals and delivers. He protects, shields and guides us with unmatched wisdom. And He makes all false gods fall down and bow to Him like Dagon when our True and Living God is present.
Idols are worthless. There is nothing they can do for you. Turn to the one who created you, loves you and know exactly what you need. An idol isn’t always a statue that sits on a shelf or something erected in a busy section of town. Idols can be our spouse, children, jobs, Facebook, Twitter and yes WordPress. If we put these things before spending time with God, or go to them for advice, comfort and blessings we have created an idol.
Praise the Most High God and bless Him with the fruit of your lips.