2 Samuel 6:1-7
6 Once again David assembled the select warriors of Israel, thirty thousand strong. 2 David and all the troops who were with him set out for Baalah, which is Kiriath-jearim of Judah, to bring God’s chest up from there—the chest that is called by the name of the Lord of heavenly forces, who sits enthroned on the winged creatures. 3 They loaded God’s chest on a new cart and carried it from Abinadab’s house, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, Abinadab’s sons, were driving the new cart. 4 Uzzah was beside God’s chest while Ahio was walking in front of it. 5 Meanwhile, David and the entire house of Israel celebrated in the Lord’s presence with all their strength, with songs, zithers, harps, tambourines, rattles, and cymbals.
6 When they approached Nacon’s threshing floor, Uzzah reached out to God’s chest and grabbed it because the oxen had stumbled. 7 The Lord became angry at Uzzah, and God struck him there because of his mistake, and he died there next to God’s chest.
Listening to God: I have called you partner with me in my work in the world. But never forget that you are the junior partner. I do not have to have your help. Instead I invite you to join me because I love you. I am the God of the universe. I am in control! When you start thinking you need to fix things, you open yourself up to all kinds of trouble. Today, trust me to be the senior partner in what we are doing.
Journal or lift up your prayers and reflections to God.
It’s a Sabbath Day – in addition to your personal prayer time worship God in community today! If you are local to the Olathe area, we would love to have you join us for worship at either 10:30am or 5pm.
*Our season of prayer guide comes from Joan Gray’s book, Sailboat Church: Helping Your Church Rethink Its Mission and Practice.