Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 4 / 1 Chronicles 13 / John 4
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.
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.
Uzzah, died for not following God’s instructions.
How am I doing with obedience?
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]