The Philistines were pretty sure they needed to get rid of the ark from their presence, but they wanted to be completely sure. They wanted to know that if they removed the ark, they would also remove the plagues that had troubled them. So they devised an ingenious test. They hitched two untrained cows to the cart pulling the ark and placed their calves in a pen. Untrained cows would normally not be able to work together to pull a cart, and these milk cows would not be inclined to leave their calves behind. If the cows struggled to pull the cart or turned toward the pen, which corralled their calves, the Philistines would know it was not the ark bringing trouble upon them. But when the cows did indeed pull the cart down the road, the Philistines knew for sure what had caused their troubles.
Don’t miss this: God worked through unbelieving Philistines hitching cows to a cart. Why are we slow at times to believe God is at work in our lives and wants us to know His will and His ways?
In what way or ways might you have missed God at work in your life recently?