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Sunday School Lesson **Consult Sunday School Book for Lesson Plan and References.

The Honorable Bishop C. M. Bailey, Leader


Lesson: Who Is Able To Stand?

Date: March 4, 2018


1 Samuel 6:16–21

And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day. 17 And these are the golden emerods which the Philistines returned for a trespass offering unto the LORD; for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one; 18 And the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fenced cities, and of country villages, even unto the great stone of Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth unto this day in the field of Joshua, the Bethshemite.


19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter. 20 And the men of Bethshemesh said, Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God? and to whom shall he go up from us? 21 And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjathjearim, saying, The Philistines have brought again the ark of the LORD; come ye down, and fetch it up to you.


Additional References:

Psalm 78:69

Jeremiah 2:11–13

1 Timothy 6:16

Numbers 4:15

Colossians 2:18

1 Chronicles 13:10–13


Questions To Consider:

1. Why were the Philistines anxious to get rid of the ark of the covenant?

2. Why did the Philistines add a tribute of God when returning the ark?

3. Why would God strike the children of Israel for looking into the ark?


Consider: Why is it that only select and chosen individuals were the only ones who could look into the

ark? What is the ark of the covenant today? Who is able to stand before Him?

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