2 Samuel 6:1-4..3 They placed the ark of God on a new cart that they might bring it from the house of Abinadab which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were leading the new cart.
The ark was the centerpiece of Israel’s worship since it symbolized the presence of God and the rule of His Law among the people. Yet under Saul, the ark was neglected, but David wanted to bring it to Jerusalem. David apparently did not ask for the Lord’s guidance and in attempting to return the ark to Israel, disobeys God’s law about how to transport it!
God said it was to be carried by Levites on foot using poles placed through rings in the side of the ark A. Instead of following these specific instructions, David decided to carry the ark back to Jerusalem on a “new cart” B. Notice that the word “new” is repeated–does this emphasize that David did this in rebellion against God’s commands. Certainly, he and the priests knew the law.
Why do you think David rebelled against the Lord?
Praise God for Jesus. Ask Him to forgive you for sinning just like David. Thank Him for being faithful and just to forgive your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Ask Him to help you walk today as a child of the Kingdom. C
Notes: A- Exodus 25:14- 15; Numbers 4:15; 7:9; Deuteronomy 10:8; 31:9, 25; B- 2 Samuel 6:3; C- Occasionally I use parts of devotionals from the FBC Personal Study Guide, as I want to encourage people to use it. This is from a 3-month study on 2 Samuel, page 21, click, here.
Henry Luke 6/20//2018
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