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Carved Image and Ephod

Aaron's EphodIn Judges 18.14 we read about another household and its precious possessions, "Then the five men who had spied out the land of Laish said to their brothers, 'Do you know that one of these houses has an ephod other household gods, a carved image and a cast idol? Now you know what to do.'" "The five men who had spied out the land went inside and took the carved image, the ephod, the other household gods and the cast idol while the priest and the six hundred armed men stood at the entrance to the gate.

Household Gods

Household GodsWhen these men went into Micah's house and took the carved image, the ephod, the other household gods and the cast idol, the priest said to them, 'What are you doing?' They answered him, 'Be quiet! Don't say a word. Come with us, and be our father and priest. Isn't it better that you serve a tribe and clan in Israel as priest rather than just one man's household?' Then the priest was glad. He took the ephod, the other household gods and the carved image and went along with the people.✞

Respected in Household

King David playing a HarpAgain we read in 1 Samuel 22.14 of the King David's household, when "Ahimelech answered the king, 'Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king's son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard and highly respected in your household?'" 2 Samuel 6.11-12 tells us that later, "The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed him and his entire household. Now King David was told, 'The Lord has blessed the household of Obed Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.' So David went down and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed Edom to the City of David with rejoicing."

"King David's Household"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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