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Joy in the Lord (2 Samuel 6)

The Lord seemed to throw a damper on David’s party. The Lord has established David’s kingdom and David has determined to bring the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem. There is celebration and rejoicing as the ark of the covenant begins to make its way from Kiriath-jearim to Jerusalem on a cart being pulled by oxen. But tragedy struck. As the cart was being pulled along with the ark of God on top, the oxen stumbled, Uzzah reached out to grab hold of the ark, and God killed Uzzah for grabbing the ark. This ends the celebration. David is unwilling to bring the ark into Jerusalem (6:10) and it is sent to the house of Obed-edom where the ark remained for three months…

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