1 sam 5:12 And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven 1 sam 6:1-6 And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months. And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the LORD? tell us wherewith we shall send it to his place. And they said, If ye send away the ark of the God of Israel, send it not empty; but in any wise return him a trespass offering: then ye shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you. Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden emerods, and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines: for one plague was on you all, and on your lords. Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land; and ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land. Wherefore then do ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? when he had wrought wonderfully among them, did they not let the people go, and they departed?
Great Sermon! I found this while searching for sermons on Ephesians 5:15. I was pleasantly surprised to hear this sermon on Romans 14. The pastor teaches that chapter and exhorts us to love one another. Romans 14 can be hard to figure out and even harder to live out in love, whether you are the one with a strong or weak conscience.