David’s Mistake

David’s Mistake

2 Samuel 6; 1 Chronicles 13-16

In our last lesson David was made king over all of Israel. We saw that God is actually seeking someone to get involved in government. David went from a lowly shepherd to become a great king but only by the hand of God.

Other nations noticed the blessings Israel was seeing and Hiram of Tyre joined David to bring great commerce to Israel. This should sound familiar to those of America.

But great wealth and power will sometimes bring with it pride, lust, mistakes and an ignoring of the truth of God.

God makes this very clear:

Pro 16:25  There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Let’s begin:

*****2Sa 6:1  Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2Sa 6:2  And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims.

Twice before we have seen David gather his chosen men but both of those times it was to war with the Philistines and both of these times David had done something very important.

David had enquired of the Lord and to do that he had gone to the High Priest.

We must realize that we are to enquire of the Lord in everything.

The things God has written down for us to learn are even more important than the dangers we may see in this world.

It did not require a mighty army to move the Ark of God! It required only for things to be done as He had written down for us to follow in His Holy Word.

We cannot pick and choose what parts of God’s Word we are going to follow.

The Bible still says:

2Ti 2:15  “Study” to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

We must “study” God’s Word and pray for His guidance and then “rightly divide” the Word of God.

To rightly divide is to ask, to whom did God write these commands.

David had been given this same command:

Deu 17:18  And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: Deu 17:19  And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: Deu 17:20  That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

God never changes.

The Ark had been used in error of the Word of God and the Ark could only be returned by following the Word of God.

David made it his mission to restore religion to Israel but religion is not worship and worship of the Lord can only begin when we are obedient to God’s Word.

Obedience is the greatest worship we can offer to the Lord Our God.

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

How did David go wrong?

*****2Sa 6:3  And “they set the ark of God upon a new cart”, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart. 2Sa 6:4  And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark.

David wanted to honor the God of Israel and his personal God and these were great intentions but David also had a secret desire to build a special sanctuary for the Lord.

His first step was to bring the Ark of the Covenant to the new capitol city of Jerusalem. David had involved all the key leaders and all the politicians but he had not studied the Word of God nor consulted with the High Priest.

This was another attempt by David to restore Israel in one accord with God, and get this nation focused on the Lord God of Israel, but it must be done properly and in order.

David was seeking to have “One Nation Under God”!

We have forgotten this in America where our founding fathers also strived to have “One Nation Under God”!

All very admirable intentions!

But what had God said concerning the Ark?

There was to be only one mode of transport for the Ark!

Num 7:8  And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. Num 7:9  But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was “that they should bear upon their shoulders”.

Our relationship with God must be a personal thing!

We should have a clear understanding, we must reverence the Word of God.

God says what He means and God means what He says!

If these things do not hold true, then how could we trust any of the Word of God.

If these things were not done by the Word of God, then God has this warning.

Num 18:3  And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, “that neither they, nor ye also, die”.

God will have His work done in His way and will not or cannot bless us if we carry it out based on the wrong principles!

We must seek the Lords directions continually or we will continuously do things in a wrong way and God will not bless the work we do.

What method did David choose to use.

When the Philistines had had the Ark of God in their own possession and found that God was not going to allow that to happen they came up with a way to get rid of the Ark.

1Sa 6:7  Now therefore “make a new cart, and take two milch kine”, on which there hath come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, and bring their calves home from them: 1Sa 6:8  And take the ark of the LORD, and lay it upon the cart; and put the jewels of gold, which ye return him for a trespass offering, in a coffer by the side thereof; and send it away, that it may go.

This is the way the Ark had made it to the house of Abinadab. The Philistines were ignorant of the ways of God but David and all of Israel had the Word of God to follow and not the ways of a pagan people.

God still says:

2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

We absolutely cannot do the things the world does and please God, EVEN IF WE HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS!

Even Abinadab, who was a Levite, should have known better. The Ark had been in his possession for 20 years and his whole household had been blessed.

The Ark was a symbol that God was with Israel and they longed for it’s possession but if we must first realize that we need “a personal relationship” with the Lord.

The Lord owns us, we cannot own Him!

One of the sons of Abinadab went before the Ark and Uzzah another son walked by the side of the Ark.

1Ch 13:7  And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.

This day began by bringing a joyous excitement to David and all of Israel.

*****2Sa 6:5  And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

Moses had a phrase that he used every time the Tabernacle was raised and the children of Israel moved forward.

Num 10:35  And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.

King David had this same felling this day but this would soon change and that joy would soon turn to sorrow.

King David had not followed the ways of Moses but only the ways of the Philistines.

We can never follow the ways of the world and still please The Lord even with good intentions!

We have clear instructions in our worship of the Lord!

The New Testament Church must realize that these things written in the Old Testament are written for our examples and we must learn from them.

The Bible still contains these words.

1Co 10:6  Now “these things were our examples”, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

1Co 10:11  Now “all these things happened unto them for ensamples”: and “they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come”. 1Co 10:12  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

We must study all the Word of God!

Uzzah would fall this day and we will fall if we follow in his foot steps.

How do we keep from falling?

2Pe 1:3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 2Pe 1:3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 2Pe 1:4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2Pe 1:5  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 2Pe 1:6  And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 2Pe 1:7  And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

2Pe 1:9  But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

When we are blind to the things of God we will fall!

*****2Sa 6:6  And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. 2Sa 6:7  And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

Nachon’s threshing floor, also called the threshing floor of Chidon in the first Book of Chronicles, was a place not far north-west of Jerusalem.

Now we do not know if Uzzah had just become complacent because the Ark had been in his own house for 20 years.

What he did may have just been an innocent act.

BUT, there was already enough irreverence going on and God was not about to allow these things to continue!

What David had done was wrong!

The Levites who were with him and had allowed this were wrong!

What Uzzah had done was even more wrong!

It is a rare thing for us to witness the anger of the Lord but we must realize we can sometimes be the cause of that anger.

The Bible does still say these words:

Pro 2:11  Discretion shall preserve thee, “understanding shall keep thee”:

Pro 3:1  My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: Pro 3:2  “For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee”.

Pro 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and “lean not” unto thine own understanding.

God took the life of Uzzah for his own error not because of what David had done.

We may not totally understand why but we must also remember God looks into the heart and God could see the true intentions of Uzzah and it is not for us to question what the Lord did but to learn from these things so we do not make the same mistakes!

We sometimes wonder why some godly people are taken from this life in what we see as early but it is God’s plan and we must trust that what God does is best for us all!

Rom 8:28  And “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God”, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

But David did not understand these things this day!

*****2Sa 6:8  And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day.

In chapter 5 we saw and witnessed as the Lord had broken forth upon the Philistines and caused their destruction.

In this verse we see the Lord break forth on a Levite, one of the children of Israel, and cause his destruction.

David witnessed both of these things and David had special name for this place, Perezuzzah or the “place where the Lord broke forth”.

King David was not only displeased but this brought a new fear of the awesome power of God.

King David realized he was just a man and even with his kingly power and riches, he was no match for the Almighty God!

*****2Sa 6:9  And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

David woke up to the fact that all of our lives are in the hands of God.

Christ Jesus gave us these words:

Mat 10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: “but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”.

We should have this same fear of the Lord.

The Bible teaches us.

Heb 12:28  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God “acceptably” [with reverence and godly fear]: Heb 12:29  For our God is a consuming fire.

We can sometimes treat God as our daddy and it be ok.

But We Can Never Treat God Like He Is Our Next Door Neighbor and please Him!

We must reverence the Lord at all times!

We can go boldly before the throne of God but when we get there we best humble our selves before Our Mighty God.

That boldness must be tempered with modesty and a religious fear!

We must never forget that we are sinners and that Our God is a consuming fire.

Consuming fires do not go out nor can they be put out, until all the fuel is burned!

So David began to realize his mistake.

*****2Sa 6:10  So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.

A Gittite would be some one from the city of Gath-rimmon.

This city had been assigned to the Levites and specifically to the family of Kohath.

It was the family of Kohath who were suppose to carry the Ark of God upon their shoulders.

Num 7:9  But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was that they should bear upon their shoulders.

After Uzzah had died at the hands of God, David realized his wrong and placed the Ark with a member of the family of Kohath, who by the laws of Moses could handle the Ark when it was not in the Holy of Holies.

It would take three more months for King David to get things done in the order that God required.

God is a God of order and not the God of confusion!

1Co 14:33  For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

The house of Obededom was blessed during this time.

*****2Sa 6:11  And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.

A great truth can be learned here.

Whosoever has “the mind of Uzzah” and “thinks that Our Lord is in danger in this world and has a need for human help”, will probably die in their actions.

God is never in danger of anything or anyone in this world!

But whosoever receives The Lord, into his own home and his own family, “with all his heart” will receive the blessings of God.

God does not need our help!

God just needs for us to obey His Word!

So 3 full months past by.

*****2Sa 6:12  And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.

When we can realize our mistakes we always find that God’s anger “may be kindled” from time to time, but His mercy is present at all times!

Rom 5:20  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound”: Rom 5:21  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

King David realized he had to do things God’s way so then he called on the High Priest.

1Ch 15:11  And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, 1Ch 15:12  And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it. 1Ch 15:13  For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, “for that we sought him not after the due order”.

And what had to happen first?

1Ch 15:14  So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.

Those priest had to be ceremonially cleaned.

We can never do a work for the Lord until we have been washed in the “blood of Jesus” and filled with the Holy Spirit!

Tit 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Tit 3:6  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

King David now had the joy of the Lord.

*****2Sa 6:13  And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.

6 paces would be about 18 feet outside the home of Obededom.

This entire nation realized that nothing can be done properly without the help of the Lord.

We should all come to this same conclusion!

1Ch 15:26  And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams.

Before this journey began it was time to offer sacrifices to the Lord.

SO, what sacrifice can we offer to the Lord today to begin and continue on our journey?

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, “which is your reasonable service”. Rom 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

God will never ask us to do unreasonable things and God will always help those that do the ministry by the Word of God.

*****2Sa 6:14  And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

David was wearing a linen robe and a linen ephod. David was dressed in the robe of a priest, (not the High Priest) These priests would have also worn linen breeches but it is not said that King David was wearing these.

The point is that though David was King of Israel, he did not wear his royal robes as he danced before God.

David danced. David was dancing with a joyful, holy enthusiasm alone and before God.

There were no women taking part in this celebration with King David.

David had been made very saddened by the death of Uzzah but that sadness had now become an overwhelming joy!

Psa 30:11  Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; Psa 30:12  To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

God has one rule for all these things, “Be Sincere”!

Ecc 9:10  Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

And to the Church:

Col 3:23  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Col 3:24  Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

David may have danced for 10 miles with all his might.

*****2Sa 6:15  So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. 2Sa 6:16  And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

Michal is named “Saul’s daughter” though she was also a wife of King David.

This day she had the mind of her father and not joy with her joyful husband.

Public worship had ceased under King Saul and Michal had her own idols and did not really care for the Lord God of Israel.

1Sa 19:12  So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped. 1Sa 19:13  And Michal “took an image”, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats’ hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.

Michal loved the hero of Israel and the exalted King of Israel.

BUT, Michal despised this man David who could yield to a Holy God with such enthusiasm!

After this there was no relations with this wife and Michal remained childless and raised only the children of her sister.

We should also realize that this was the will of God. A man child that was a descendant of Saul and David would have caused problems.

*****2Sa 6:17  And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

We can see the mention of 3 tabernacles in the Old Testament.

1) The Tabernacle of the Congregation.

After Israel had committed the sin of the golden calf at Mount Sinai a provisional tabernacle was established [out side the camp] and called the “Tabernacle of the Congregation”.

Exo 33:7  And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, [which was without the camp].

2) The Tabernacle of Moses.

While on Mount Sinai, The Lord gave Moses the instructions to build a proper tabernacle.

God only used 2 chapters in the Book of Genesis to tell us about our creation but God used 50 chapters in the Bible to tell us about the Tabernacle of Moses.

It should be obvious that worship is very important to The Lord Our God!

Exo 25:22  And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.

This Tabernacle of Moses was to be set up in the midst of the camp because the Lord said he would always walk in the midst of His people.

Deu 23:14  [For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp], to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

Num 2:17  Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites [in the midst of the camp]: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards.

The Lord Jesus tells us this.

Mat 18:20  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, “there am I in the midst of them”.

This tabernacle of Moses was located in Gibeon during the time of David and until Solomon had constructed the 1st Temple.

1Ch 16:39  And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon, 1Ch 16:40  To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to do according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which he commanded Israel;

2Ch 1:3  So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness. 2Ch 1:4  But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.

3) The Tabernacle of David.

This was a temporary tabernacle built for the Ark of the Covenant because David at this time already had plans to build the 1st Temple.

The wilderness Tabernacle of Moses had been first set up in Shiloh and later moved to the city of Nob.

Both of these cities had been destroyed!

At the time of David this Tabernacle had now been located to Gibeon.

It was David’s desire for a permanent housing for the Ark in Jerusalem.

Why? God chose Jerusalem.

1Ki 11:36  And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me “to put my name there”.

God had made a covenant with David.

2Sa 7:16  And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

God said this covenant could never be broken!

Jer 33:20  Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; Jer 33:21  Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.

Now it is obvious in our time that this tabernacle does not exist but we can be sure God has not forgotten His covenant!

This tabernacle will be restored.

Isa 16:5  And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

The Lord knew this tabernacle would have to be rebuilt.

Amo 9:11  In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:

The Lord has chosen Jerusalem for His final battle with Satan.

Zec 3:2  And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

The Lord Jesus will return to sit on the throne of David.

Luk 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

Joseph, the step father of the Lord Jesus was a direct descendant of David, through Solomon his son, and next in line of the throne of David until his death which passed to the Lord Jesus who can never die.

Mary, the “virgin” mother of Jesus Christ was a direct descendant of David through Nathan his son, and therefore there can be no doubt of the kingship of the Lord Jesus Christ for ever!

The Tabernacle of Moses represents the Priestly side of our Lord!

The Tabernacle of David represents the Kingly side of our Lord!

Therefore because the Lord Jesus can never die He is King of Kings and the Most High Priest forever!

Rev 1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, Rev 1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Yes it was time to offer praise and worship and it still is.

*****2Sa 6:18  And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts. 2Sa 6:19  And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. So all the people departed every one to his house. 2Sa 6:20  Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!

We should understand that God will have His work done in His Own Way and He cannot bless us if we carry it out under the wrong principles. We must continually seek the Lord’s directions!

King David took full responsibility of God’s people that day to show them and us, that these things are only a shadow of the good things to come!

Rom 14:17  For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Rom 14:18  For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

After blessing the people David went to his own home to bless his family.

BUT, Satan was not about to allow for a perfect end to a perfect day!

Michal could not even wait until David got inside the house before she began her assault on her husband and her King.

King David had not undressed himself before anyone.

He had only taken off his look of royalty and put on the robes of a priest,(not the High Priest).

Michal had her own idols and I am sure David had reminded her of her false worship.

Michal saw no difference in the way David had treated the Ark of God and had become very angry and enraged with jealousy.

When we treat the things of God, such as the Cross, the Bible, or the Church building as gods we confuse this lost world.

We only have One God and he is not in images or idols!

And David responded.

*****2Sa 6:21  And David said unto Michal, “It was before the LORD”, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: “therefore will I play before the LORD”.

Those that are lost simply cannot understand the joy of being a Christian!

Jealousy is regarded in the Bible as worse than wrath and anger!

Pro 27:4  Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Michal was not about to listen to David’s explanation about the Lord.

And David became angry himself and this marriage was over.

Again David did not follow God’s guidelines.

Jas 1:19  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: Jas 1:20  For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Jas 1:21  Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. Jas 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

We can find the answer to our problems in the Word of God but when we do things our own way the family will suffer.

*****2Sa 6:22  And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour. 2Sa 6:23  Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

David said if you think my worship of my Lord has lowered the dignity of my kingship, you haven’t seen nothing yet!

David had loved Michal but that love ended this day.

God had never planned on the Messiah to part of any dynasty other than David. Any male child born between David and Michal would have been expected to be the next king of Israel.

God was not about to allow that to happen.

The road to the Messiah could only be through David!

Then Solomon and Nathan.

1Jn 2:17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

God will have His way in this world!


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