The Second Time Around

They placed the Ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the hillside home of Abinadab. Uzzah and Ahio, Abinadab's sons, were guiding the cart. David and all the people of Israel were celebrating before the LORD with all their might, singing songs and playing all kinds of musical instruments – lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals. But when they arrived at the threshing floor of Nacon, the oxen stumbled, and Uzzah put out his hand to steady the Ark of God. Then the LORD's anger blazed out against Uzzah for doing this, and God struck him dead beside the Ark of God.

II Samuel 6:3,5-7

"After Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy furnishings and all the holy articles, and when the camp is ready to move, the Kohathites are to come to do the carrying. But they must not touch the holy things or they will die. The Kohathites are to carry those things that are in the Tent of Meeting. Numbers 4:15

In this story David is returning the Ark of the covenant to the land of Gods people, and he’s doing so with a great deal of fanfare; after all this is no doubt what God wants, but as the ark is being pulled on a new cart made for the occasion the Ark gets unsteady because of the oxen and Uzzah reaches out to catch it. He’s struck down and the trip is delayed for 3 months while David was angry.

The problem in this case wasn’t what they were doing, but in how it was being done. God wanted the Ark (his presence) to be carried by men not animals and a cart. The strange thing is that after Uzzah died, they CARRIED THE ARK to another person’s house where it sat for three months. Now how frustrating yet humbling is that? YOU have to give YOUR blessing to someone else in the same way YOU were supposed to secure it. The good thing is that God’s will never changed and what He has for you is still for you. Ooops! I mean what he had for David was still for David. After a short delay David and the Israelites took advantage of an opportunity to get it right.

So if you know anybody who’s been mourning the apparent loss of what they Know is from God, let them know all hope is not lost. It’s still theirs....They’ll get it…the next time......His way.

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stacye said...
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stacye said...

Great post! So true God is the same yesterday, today and forever! It must be His way or nor way! I love it!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Wow, just wanted to sneak a peak! Incredible. I have to come back for a visit when I get home. Don't want to be in the unemployment line. Have a blessed weekend and enjoy some quality time w/the family!

Somebodies Friend said...

I think I get it, I am hungry, I better get something to eat!

I'll check back later.

Shanita Waters said...

Amen! Thanks for the insightful post.

Chic Decor said...

you have a beautiful insight! keep it up!

HE Reigns Ministries said...

Wonderfully put!!!