In chapter 5 of 1 Samuel, we have the illustration of the Philistines’ God, Dagon, and the Ark of the Covenant, which was a representative of the presence of God. They put Dagon together with our God. And guess what? In the morning, they came, Dagon was there, and he was laying on his face to the ground—their god—and his head of Dagon was there, but both palms of his hands were cut off, and there he was, a dead piece of wood.

You cannot merge God and works together. Grace and faith cannot be merged with works and self-pride. It doesn’t merge. And today, my challenge to you is even in the house of God—let’s take a look, Sunday school teacher—you have no right to bring in Dagon into your class. Music—we have no right to bring in this new modern-day music. Oh no, you can’t merge them, because when you merge them, the destruction is always to the things of God. It is advertising, “I don’t need God; I need my false God.” Let’s look to Him today. Have a great day, and God bless each of you.

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Pastor Jack Trieber

Pastor Trieber

Pastor Trieber has served as the pastor of the North Valley Baptist Church since March of 1976. He is also the President of Golden State Baptist College.