Notes from the Journey with David – 61

61. To this day the place is called Perez Uzzah (2 Samuel 6:8).
David’s effort to move the ark to his capitol was flawed from the beginning. While he knew enough to respect the ark’s value, he hadn’t researched the proper means of transporting it and his failure to act responsibly cost Uzzah his life. But David blames God for the failure. In his desire to please God, he failed to consider how God would be pleased, thus proving that right motive is only half the battle. Doing what is right is the critical next step. Like many, David blames his failure on God when his own shortcoming caused the troubling response.

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