1 Samuel 4:1-22

  1. Try to picture what a crushing blow these events were for Israel. What is the right answer to the question ‘Why?
    In verse 3?
  2. The ark was the visible symbol of the Lord’s ‘glory’ or manifested presence (see verses 21, 22).
    Why, then, did the Israelites’ use of it prove unavailing?
    In what ways can Christmas today make a similar mistake?