And arose and went with all the people who were with him to 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 above the cherubim.
And they set the ark of God upon a new cart and brought it How long had the ark been in the house of Abinadab (see I Sam. 7:2)?out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.
And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, with the ark of God; and Ahio went before the ark.
And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord with all their might, with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.
And when they came to Nacon's threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled and shook it.
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for touching the ark, and he died there by the ark of God.
David was grieved and offended because the Lord had broken forth upon Uzzah, and that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.
David was afraid of the Lord that day and said, How can the ark of the Lord come to me?
So David was not willing to take the ark of the Lord to him into the City of David; but he took it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
And the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household.
And it was told King David, The Lord has blessed the house 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 into the City of David with rejoicing;
And when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.
And David danced before the Lord with all his might, clad in a linen ephod .
So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.
As the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul's daughter , looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart.
They brought in the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.
When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts,
And distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both to men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. So all the people departed, each to his house.
Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, How glorious was the king of Israel today, who stripped himself of his kingly robes and uncovered himself in the eyes of his servants' maids as one of the worthless fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!
David said to Michal, It was before the Lord, Who chose me above your father and all his house to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord. Therefore will I make merry before the Lord.
I will be still more lightly esteemed than this, and will humble and lower myself in my own sight . But by the maids you mentioned, I will be held in honor.
And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.
Summary: It was only a momentary slip of the beasts’ feet, but it was enough to rock the Ark which was on the cart they were pulling. The priest driving the cart reached back to steady the Ark so it wouldn’t fall; but the moment he touched the Ark, he fell dead.
Summary: Our worship of God should not depend on the externals or critics, but based on who He is to us and what He has brought us through. That is why we can worship anywhere - despite who is looking or not looking. Our worship should be in spirit and in truth.
Summary: Obedience and faith are essential to our Christian lives and witness before others. There is great benefit in following the Lord, and as we do, we have the potential to make an impact on the lives of others.
Summary: The sermons that I have listed are 30 to 40 minute sermons. I have only listed the points and a couple of comments under each point of each sermon to give the preacher a remembrance which the Holy Spirit can lead on and speak through the man of God.
Summary: What causes a person to forsake the rules and do what they want to do? It is something called comfortability or comfort zone. They become so comfortable to the point that it’s my will that matters and that’s it, it is irreverence.
Summary: Another visit into the life of David to encourage people to examine their own lives for areas where they are pursuing false “freedom” and to pursue real freedom within God’s design for living.
Summary: Can I tell you Church –“You Can’t Undress In Front of Everybody.”- There are some, even though they have been in Church for quite awhile, still cannot handle you undressing in front of them. They can not handle seeing anything but the spiritual side of