2 Samuel Chapter 6

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2 Samuel 6

1 Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

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.

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.

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.

And David and all the house of Israel played before theLord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

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.

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.

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.

And David was afraid of the Lord that day, and said, How shall the ark of the Lord come to me?

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.

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.

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.

13 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of theLord had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.

14 And David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

34 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 6

  1. v11 “And the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.”

    Obededom and his household was blessed as he respected the Ark while the Ark was in his house.
    There is power in obedience to the word of GOD. We must teach our children to respect the house of GOD.
    I’m surprise how much GOD blesses us when there is so much disrespect in GOD’S house
    ” Talking, playing texting,reading chewing gum
    cleaning and cutting your nails”
    Whatever you do remember to reverence HIS
    house…… Honor HIS Presence…
    GOD IS MOVING!

  2. God Keeps His Promises

    God promises David rest “from all “his” enemies.” This is fulfilled for a time during David’s reign (vs1) yet God’s promise doesn’t end there. It continues after David’s death and is fulfilled completely through Jesus Christ’s reign as King of kings. A descendent of David, Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promises to David as king forever on the throne (vs13). God keeps his promises for his names sake, and to show his love for us. Now we need to have love for our brothers and sisters enough to keep our promises and words to each other. Matt 22:37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    Check Luke 1:31 “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 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: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

    • Oooh and what I think is dire cute is that David wants to build a house for the Lord, but the Lord is like …What? Little man I’ll make you a house…that goes on forever.

  3. David praised the Lord with all his might when the Lord gave him a position to rein over Israel ….
    I like the illustration of praise David gave tbe Lord -jumping and dancing and playing all kinds of instruments and leaping. I wonder how things would be if we did that on a regular basis. Wow! The devil would be in alot of trouble. Watch out!
    But the Lord loves us so much He made those instruments so we can praise him and everytime I praise Him it never fails there’s a glorious blessing rright around the corner and I know that its Jesus.
    Thank you Lord for hearing our PRAISE.
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  4. DO NOT GO TOO FAR!!

    13 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of theLord had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.

    Now that is reverence, that is acknowledging that you can not do anything without God. May this serve us as an example of how to walk may we remember to stop every six paces & make sure we are still walking His will. He said He will inhabit the Praises of His people, so let us never take more than six paces without praising Him, without thanking Him, without consulting Him. Our world should revolve around Him and only Him. Once we do this, our walk will have a little skip to it, a lift of joy, a twirl of dance, a step of confidence.

    Michal was not part of this reverence, she had not praised, therefore had no joy. As she watched she was ashamed of her husband David’s behavior. For David it didn’t matter who was watching, for it was for the Lord!!! Like the song says “SING LIKE NO ONE IS LISTENING, DANCE LIKE NO BODY IS WATCHING YOU!” unashamed. Michal could not, will not understand for there was no humility in her, there was too much pride. Her sin was to open her big mouth and criticize the anointed one, the man of God, to ridicule him with her words. Lord keep us away from doing such a thing because if we as a church dare to say anything against our man of God, our church just like Michal will not bare a child we will be unfruitful, we will stop giving birth. SO WATCH YOUR TONGUE, respect, honor, and follow our anointed Pastor and his wife.

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    Praise

    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.

    DESPISED
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    בּזה
    bâzâh
    baw-zaw’
    A primitive root; to disesteem: – despise, disdain, contemn (-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.

    WEBSTERS
    despise, contemn, scorn, disdain mean to regard as unworthy of one’s notice or consideration. despise may suggest an emotional response ranging from strong dislike to loathing . contemn implies a vehement condemnation of a person or thing as low, vile, feeble, or ignominious . scorn implies a ready or indignant contempt . disdain implies an arrogant or supercilious aversion to what is regarded as unworthy.

    THE ANGEL OF THE LORD IS READY TO FIGHT AGAINST THOSE WHO DESPISE GODS PEOPLE

    (Matthew 18:10) Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

    23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

  6. Uzzah was only trying to protect the ark, so was God’s anger against Uzzah just? According to Numbers 4:5-15, the ark was to be moved only by the Levites, who were to carry it using the carrying poles ( they were never to touch the ark itself). To touch it was a capital offense under Hebrew law. God’s action was direct against both David and Uzzah. David placed the ark on a cart and the oxen stumbled so Uzzah was trying to protect the ark. David was following the Philistines’ example rather than God’s commands (1 Sam. 6:7-8). Uzzah, though sincere in his desire to protect the ark, had to face the consequences of the sin of touching it. As David sought to bring Israel back into a relationship with God, God had to remind the nation dramatically that enthusiasm must be accompanied by obedience to his laws. The next time David tried to bring the ark to Jerusalem, he was careful to handle it correctly!

  7. v16 And 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.

    David’s worship was unto the LORD.
    If GOD gets in your feet you won’t worry about dignity of it but the glory of it.
    Never make fun of people’s worship and their sincerity . The work of GOD is very sensitive .
    v 23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.
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  8. THE CURSE OF DESPISE

    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.

    What really made Michal “despise” David? Could have been that she never saw her father Praise GOD and Worship in that fashion. Could have been all the negative words her father spoke against David over the years. Could have been her own backslidden state of mind. Whatever the cause of her despising it was a curse to her.

    David’s ultimate purpose in serving as King over Israel was to restore the presence of GOD back to Israel and allow GOD to reign again. Which in turn gave David the liberty to Praise and Worship GOD with all his might.

    This level of Praise makes the devil mad and Jesus glad. if it frustrates you “YOU NEED TO CHANGE SIDES”!

    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!
    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.
    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.
    23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

    It is always the desire of a Blessed Praiser to return home and share the Blessings of GOD; which David did; however as many of us have found out that everyone in the family is not supportive of our newfound lifestyle of Praise and demonstration.

    2 Things WILL happen:

    1. “I will be more vile than this” I will PRAISE even more demonstrative!
    2. “The despiser will be cursed” no reproduction for you.

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  9. 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.

    Jeremiah 3:15-16
    And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.

    Today the ark is the Pastor and just like back then he doesn’t need a new cart.

    1 Chronicles 15:2
    Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the Lord chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.

    The hard work of carrying the ark was done by the Levites or the ministers of the church. As leaders God chose us to carry the ark on our shoulders.

    This is done by prayer for, fasting for, and serving our Pastor.

    Lazer lights shows, fog machines, bar stools, coffee bar, sweater vests, and a seeker friendly atmosphere will not carry the ark.

    the anointing, the bold declaration of the word, the passion, the anger at hell, and burden for souls that is born out of being carried the right way is what this city needs.

    The ark is carried toward the destination of victory and purpose. Ours is the city so let us never choose a new cart to carry the ark

  10. David would do well in one of the churches I used to attend. He didnt use a hymnal, he was dancing freely, he was sacrificing, and he didn’t care who saw because it was all for God alone. He was a true example of how to praise.

  11. v7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and GOD smote him for his error; there he died by the ark of GOD.

    It’s a sin to desecrate these symbols of the presence of GOD. It should bother us.
    Eze.22:26 They had made no difference between the holy and the profaned The clean and unclean. Their priest have defiled my altars and my holy place.”
    Why is the church holy? Because JESUS came through this gate and it cannot and shall not be desecrated by unsantified feet.

    This reminds me of the old man Eli when they told him his sons had died in battle..
    He might have reeled and rocked alittle he might have had a stroke, but he came back to life. Then they said, ” But they stole the ark and he fell over dead. He could take anything but to know those devils were laying their hands on the holy symbol of the glory and presence of GOD.”
    It’s not safe to treat GOD as an object of
    idle curiosity.

    Holy things are not to be played with.
    That goes from a song, a prayer,a message in tongues to shouting GOD’S Praises.

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  12. 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.

    Our guest minister that was here March 13 spoke about the blessings of Obededom. He was telling us that POFW was getting the blessings like Obededom. That meant that POFW has God in her house all the time.

    Shortly after the Obededom blessing we were given the Spirit of Goshen. Goshen was a part of the country in Egypt. It was part of the best. While they were in Goshen the children of Israel prospered and they were protected from the plagues around them.

    The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle. (Genesis 47:6 KJV)

    Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail. (Exodus 9:26 KJV)

    And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. (Genesis 47:27 KJV)

    POFW is blessed of the Lord because we speak the truth. We dwell with God through worship and eating the word. We pray daily and are changing Fort Worth by making God’s presence known in the region of Fort Worth along with Tarrant and surrounding counties.

  13. v9 And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

    Thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself Luke 10:27
    When we put the flesh down .
    GOD IS EXALTED !
    Thank the LORD that the veil was rent from top to bottom. It was GOD’S doing.
    It was GOD’S hand that was making a way for us to get to the most Holy Place.

    GOD holds nothing back to Himself but gives everything to us….. Come boldly to the throne of GOD through HIS precious blood. Heb.10:19

    Heb.10:9. And the veil shall be removed
    Whatever it is that keeps you from the holy of holiest it can be removed.

    Just on the other side of the veil are all the glory that GOD ever gave any man in this world. It’s for you!… Turn to The LORD

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    i’m thankful for HIS BLOOD!!!

  14. 2 Samuel 6:22 MSG

    David returned home to bless his family. Michal, Saul’s daughter, came out to greet him: “How wonderfully the king has distinguished himself today—exposing himself to the eyes of the servants’ maids like some burlesque street dancer!” David replied to Michal, “In God ‘s presence I’ll dance all I want! He chose me over your father and the rest of our family and made me prince over God ‘s people, over Israel. Oh
    yes, I’ll dance to God ‘s glory—more recklessly
    even than this. And as far as I’m concerned…I’ll gladly look like a fool…but among these maids you’re so worried about, I’ll be honored no end.”

  15. ILove to eat lunch with Jesus

    And David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod. (2 Samuel 6:14 KJV)

    MIGHT
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    עֹז
    Noun Masculine oze
    from (05810)
    or (fully) rowz {oze}; from ; strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise):–boldness, loud, might, power, strength, strong.
    might, strength
    material or physical
    personal or social or political

    And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy MIGHT (Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV)

    David was obeying the commandment of the Lord.

  16. 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!

    Michal probably felt justified in her saying this. Davids actions were probably deemed unbefitting of a king of israel, but then again there was only one other anointed king so he was paving his own path. She however being daughter of the former king felt that the example had been set and it should be lived as such. Danger comes when people become so set in tradition that they believe their way is right and the only way. Leaders have to be willing to step out of the box and try something new to see if it works (as long as it stays within biblical guidelines of course) we have to be willing to be the example not only to those around us but our closest family as well.

  17. 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.

    David had the Spirit of God with him but not in him, yet he danced. This means he danced as David, flesh and bone, he was not slain in the Spirit or even high on the Holy Ghost. He was just man dancing before his king. We must be careful not to judge another person’s worship. We have the freedom to dance as David danced, as ourselves, worshipping our King.

  18. 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.

    Never be embarrass of praising God!

  19. In verses 12-16 in the MSG read….”It was reported to King David that God had prospered Obed-Edom and his entire household because of the Chest of God. So David thought, “I’ll get that blessing for myself,” and went and brought up the Chest of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David, celebrating extravagantly all the way, with frequent sacrifices of choice bulls. David, ceremonially dressed in priest’s linen, danced with great abandon before God. The whole country was with him as he accompanied the Chest of God with shouts and trumpet blasts. But as the Chest of God came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, happened to be looking out a window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before God, her heart filled with scorn.”

    King David danced and celebrated extravagantly before God because he knew his blessing was coming. Yes, unfortunately there may be haters, lookers and unkind stares when we praise; but, like David responded to Michal in verses 20-22……..”Oh yes, I’ll dance to God’s glory—more recklessly even than this. And as far as I’m concerned…I’ll gladly look like a fool…”

  20. While studying this chapter I came across this blog and was moved enough to share it

    There is an amazing story in the Bible about a not-so-famous guy with a funny name: Obed-Edom. When King David decides to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, he chooses not to move it the way God had instructed – and bad things happen. Afraid, David decides to place the Ark instead at the home of a levite named Obed-Edom. Obed-Edom’s family was famous, or infamous, for his ancestor, Korah, who rebelled against God. (The earth opened and swallowed him up – Numbers 16). So Obed-Edom didn’t exactly start with a great pedigree, which makes it even more amazing that the Ark, representing the very presence of God, comes to HIS house. It stays at Obed-Edom’s house for three months. During this time, God’s blessing is so evident that David changes his mind and brings the Ark to Jerusalem after all, this time doing it God’s way.
    The cool part of the story is this. After Obed-Edom has spent three months with the symbolic presence of God in his house, he allows the Ark to go – but follows it! In fact, he lives the rest of his life as a “doorkeeper”, one of a special group of levites who protect and care for the Ark. Instead of demanding that he keep the Ark, Obed-Edom is content just to be near it – even in the humblest of positions – a doorkeeper. That kind of humble passion amazes and convicts me. How could he be so selfless?
    We get a clue into Obed-Edom’s motivation in a song written by someone in his family, or maybe even him: “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked” (Psalm 84:10). In other words, Obed-Edom was so captivated by God’s presence that nothing else mattered. He didn’t have to be the center. The doorkeeper job was just fine. Just let him be close to God! The blessing Obed-Edom received when he cared for the ark was simply the presence of God. Two of Obed-Edom’s contemporaries (and kindred-spirits) understood. Asaph wrote “As for me, it is good to be near God” (Psalm 73:28). King David learned the lesson as well, and wrote that he was filled with joy in God’s presence (Psalm 16:11).

  21. 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.
    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.

    Sometimes you Just Do It! I can remember as a younger teen how my youth leader would tell me that I needed to get outside of my box. David did becaus ehe was glad that the ark was in his town, and that the blessing of God would be there. Maybe God is waiting for us to JUST DO IT , no matter how weird or crazy it may seem or look. Its time to have crazy faith, and crazy worship.

  22. 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.
    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.
    23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

    Wow David, are you now second guessing your decision to go get Michal from the man whom she was living with???
    Many times we make choices that come back to bite us, just as David did just a couple chapters back, but what we need to focus on is the fact that now David has chose to make the right choice and stand up for what he has done before the Lord. Many times as we are faced with opposition against what we are trying to do for the kingdom, we tend to slip back into the background where we can hide and not have to worry about having to stand up to someone opposing our views , actions, or reasoning for worshiping, going on outreach, or any of the many other things that we do that their tradition doesn’t. Today many churches have taken this approach to their attendance and the services. THANK YOU JESUS we don’t!!
    It would be best if more would join in David’s comment and say “Devil, you ain’t seen nothing yet!!!”

  23. 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.

    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 the presence of the Lord is present in our lives others will witness the blessings he has bestowed upon us.

    Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? -Acts 2:37

  24. 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.

    The ark of the covenant represents the presence of God. In their desire to bring the Ark back to the Tabernacle and place it in it’s rightful place, they did not take notice of how it was to be brought back. They choose a new cart, a new way, rather than the way they were instructed by God.

    Putting the Ark on a new cart meant that it was not carried upon the shoulders of the men. This reminds me of people that leave the truth. They have a “new” method, not proved by God to be saved. One that doesn’t require as much sacrifice as it would have had the men carried it upon their shoulders.

    It may apprear ot our eyes that they are getting away with their “less sacrifice and reaping the benefits of the Ark, but God’s word cannot lie, nor is it mocked, jugement will come to all who add or take away from the Word of God, one jot or one tittle.

  25. Are you up for a Challenge?

    14 And David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
    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.

    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.
    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.
    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.

    These verses has challenged me to come to Sunday morning service with my ephod or ” garment of praise”. With great praise and worship is how the Spirit of God is brought in the midst of the tabernacle. Then Pastor can blessed the people in Jesus name. When they return home they will be blessed with Word of God ( cake of bread and a “good” piece of flesh) that will give them strength and be filled with the Holy Ghost (flagon of wine). All that equals a blessed, ministered to and full spiritual belly and soul.

    What do you say? Are you up for the challenge?
    Well Get Yo Ephod On and Get Yo Praze On!!!!!!! The people are counting on us!

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    Expectancy level: HIGH!!!!!

    The Lord is Good and His Mercy endures forever!

  26. The Price Of Pride

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

    David had blessed others, yet when he came to bless his own house, he was met with contempt from Michal. Her proud spirit did not recognize the spiritual activity for what it was and did not look much past the outer appearances of the here and now. She may have been content with the riches of the royal household and “did not have need of” the blessing of the food and drink David was giving, but she missed more importantly the relationship beyond the simple surface provision and blessing. In the end, she wound up childless even among riches. A stark contrast to the great woman of 2 Kings 4…

    The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough. (Proverbs 30:15, 16 KJV)

    Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. (Revelation 3:17, 18 KJV)

    She mocked David for being “uncovered” but in the end, she was revealed as the one uncovered because of her pride and rebellious attitude. Her lack of humility at the time of blessing took her out of place for greater blessing than just food and drink…

  27. God judged Uzzah swiftly because of his error he did not even have a chance to repent.I’m thankful that in this time God is full of grace that allows us to repent of our sins or alot of us would be in trouble. The bible says if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us. I’m so grateful for Gods mercy!

  28. Verses 20-23 is what stuck out to me the most… Even while David was being viewed down upon, he held his ground and let God take care of the rest… I hope and pray we can all get that mentality that we don’t need to worry because he has control over everything. We should all keep praising him through any storm or situation; praise is a mighty weapon!

  29. This chapter illustrates boldness. David praised the Lord the way the Lord wants to be praised; therefore we have an example on what pleases the Lord. The question we have to ask ourselves is do we want to please the Lord or someone else/self. May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  30. There is alot in this chapter.They put the ark on a” NEW CART”. This was a new day for God’s people. But we need to think before acting, Uzzah should had known not to touch the ark an holy dwelling of God Himself. David should not had feared God but he acted carnally, not fully understanding the power and holiness of His presence. David danced so hard He removed his outer garments,maybe due to the fact he worked up a sweat! If David was alive today dancing at the altar and ripped off his tie and long sleeved shirt many in the church would treat him as Michal did. And what about his slacks,better to use suspenders then lose your pants! Or your salvation!

    • 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.

      In his lack of knowledge, Uzzah was smote by God. It makes me think of people who follow the teachings of a church without reading the word for themselves-or even people who don’t bother to think about God at all! Lack of knowledge will destroy us when we do not understand that God’s ways are not like our ways.

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