The Fall of Dagon by Pastor W.F Kumuyi




TEXT: “And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again” (1 Samuel 5:3).

John Calvin says, “Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.” He explains here the folly of the people of Ashdod who raised an idol called Dagon. Believers should not be afraid of idols for our God is greater than any idol just as our passage shows that idol is powerless.

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Dagon was the idol of the people of Ashdod. God’s power struck it down before the ark of the Lord; it could not lift itself up. The worshipers helped it up. God struck it down the second time with devastation as it was dismembered. Friend, just as God dealt with Dagon, so will He deal with anything opposing His will for your life. Make sure you are born again and walking in the light of the gospel and God will fight for you. Remember, those who serve God in truth and in spirit are the apples of His eyes.

CHALLENGE: There is no life in idols.

QUOTE: God is greater than any idol.

PRAYER: Help me Lord, to avoid idolatry

The Fall of Dagon by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Exodus 20:4

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