Day 282, Evening
Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
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.
That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who enter Dagon’s temple at Ashdod step on the threshold.
—1 Samuel 5
As your day draws to a close, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.
Living God, you are the one true God, eternal, almighty, everywhere present, filled with compassion, knowing all things, most wise, perfectly holy, always patient, overflowing with goodness and truth. All my idols are reflections of my broken self, and only as I fall down and worship you do I find myself whole again. Amen. (WLC)
(BC) The Belgic Confession
(CAC) The Center For Action & Contemplation
(CD) The Canons of Dort
(CIB) Church In Bethesda Prayers
(DZ) Donna Z.
(HC) The Heidelberg Catechism
(IO) Inward Outward
(MAO) Michael A. O’Sullivan
(NT) The New Testament
(OT) The Old Testament
(RP) Ryan Phipps
(TAO) The Tao Te Ching
(WC) The Westminster Confession
(WLB) Words To Live By
(WLC) The Westminster Larger Catechism
(WSC) The Westminster Shorter Catechism