King David sought to have the ark brought back to Jerusalem. If you remember, it had been captured by the Philistines. They sent it back and it remained at the house of Abinadab. You can read it for yourself in 1 Samuel 6-7.
The first time they attempted to bring it back cost a man his life. The ark was always to be borne on the shoulders of the Levites. Instead, it was put on a cart carried by oxen.
I Chronicles 13:9-10 says, “…Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen stumbled. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzza, and He struck him because he put his hand to the ark, and he died there before God.”
We are never to put our hand out to stop what God is doing. David learned a hard lesson that day. The next time he determined to bring back the ark, he set everything in motion according to God’s way.
15:1-2 says, “David built houses for himself in the City of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched a tent for it. Then David said, No one may carry the ark of God but the Levites, for the Lord has chosen them to carry the ark of God and to minister before Him forever.”
David went against the Lord again. Joab warned him, but David went ahead with his plan. This time it cost the lives of seventy thousand men. 21:1 says, “Now satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.”
Each time we are tempted we have a choice. We are never tempted by God. We are tempted through the pride in our heart, thinking we know best.
Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” The Lord’s way is the only right way. Job 42:2 says, “I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.”
Holy Spirit bend our minds to the Father’s will. Help us to keep our eyes on You. As You lead, may we follow in humility and trust. Help us to remain still in our hearts and not do anything in our own strength. You are shaking the world through the C virus. Help us align our thoughts through truth.