We all go through seasons of life where we feel distant from God. Often times we begin to ask like the psalmist, "why have you [God] forsaken me?" (Psalm 22:1b). In this episode of the "Serve Like the King" series, Dr. Mark Hahlen and Dr. Eddy Sanders examine the events surrounding the Philistine capture of the Ark of the Covenant. We are then reminded thatperceived acts of righteousness, formulaic prayer, and religious devotion cannot guarantee Yahweh’s presence. What is required is wholehearted devotion to the Lord and repentant and open hearts. It is soil that is open to God’s planting that produces thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.