HEEDLESSNESS!

Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 4 / 1 Chronicles 13 / John 4

REFERENCE

1 Chronicles 13:9,10 [ESV]

And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzzah put out his hand to take hold of the ark, for the oxen stumbled. 10 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he put out his hand to the ark, and he died there before God.

OBSERVATION

Who is Uzzah? And what was he thinking?

I don’t know who Uzzah was, I know who he wasn’t, he wasn’t a Levite, he wasn’t a Kohathites. The Kohathites were the only ones that were to carry the ark, as we have seen in Numbers 4:15. And it was to be carried, not put in a cart.

APPLICATION

Uzzah, died for not following God’s instructions.

How am I doing with obedience?

PRAYER

Father,

The extend of your mercy and grace are beyond my understanding.

Your patience, unbelievable!

As I read through the Bible, I realize that much of it I don’t understand.

But what must sadden you, if not angry you; is when I don’t apply that which I do understand

Search me, Oh Lord and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. [Psalm 139:23,24 KJV]

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One Response to HEEDLESSNESS!

  1. Barry says:

    When, through a personal relationship with Jesus, we know God, we will understand that Uzzah’s action in touching the ark could not have been as innocent as a quick reading of the story might indicate.
    Because of what happened on Calvary, and because of the testimony of Scripture, we know that God does not act rashly or without real cause. He always allows a time of probation for people to show the real intent of their life. His patience is amazing but He warns us that “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever…” Genesis 6:3

    Good intentions don’t always produce right actions! David got caught up in the emotion of bringing back the ark. He did what he thought was right. But he failed to follow the expressed will of God. However, when he did it God’s way, the ark came home safely.

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