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May 6, 2018

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Reading along with us in 2 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

2 Samuel 6 (ESV)

David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale-judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim. And they carried the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart, with the ark of God, and Ahio went before the ark...Continue Reading

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  1. Michal did not approve of David’s dancing and complained publicly about this
    David did not appreciate this and he let her know
    Michal did not have children- that appears to be connected as a judgment or discipline

  2. 12And it was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing

  3. Although the punishment appears to be harsh, God has always made it clear that not just anyone can touch the ark of God. It could cause us to question how much do we defend our own sanctification and how passionate we are about it. Certainly not by striking people down but dying to ourselves is a big part. This does cause David to freak out a bit and so it is a little funny that David seems to say….well the ark is too dangerous to come to Jerusalem and my house, so let’s put it in Obed Edom’s house, the Gittite. then we can see what happens. Now because God also reveals Himself where His presence is, Obed Edom is blessed. Once David sees that it is safe, he is more deliberate how he deals with the ark, giving it the respect and reverence that it deserves (it shouldn’t have been on an ox cart in the first place….) And in addition to reverence, the ark, the symbol of God’s presence among His people, should bring rejoicing, enthusiastic rejoicing. David gets it but Michal doesn’t. Don’t let anyone put a damper on your praise of God. Paraphrasing David…even if we look like a fool, God is worth it!

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