There are many things that one can learn from the Biblical story in the first book of Samuel chapter 4 to 7. The story teaches us about famous examples of neglectful parenting, the power and mercy of God, the repulsiveness of sin, the eventual fall of the haughty, the blessing of the righteous, the demise of the impudent, etc. Moreover, it is the symbolic depiction of the salvation presented in New Testament teachings. The following is the breakdown of this story.
The captivity of the Ark of the Covenant (1Sam.4:1-22)