2 Samuel Chapter 6 Discussion


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  • Bible fan
    Michal's reaction to David's celebrating was noteworthy. It looks like 'first wife' syndrome - in humbler times man and wife experience a more content relationship - and then if the husband gets great fame and success (and the attention of many women), then comes strain in the marriage. Mostly from jealousy probably. I found this passage in the bible hit home more than the touching of the ark did.
  • BSP
    Verse 7~The ark was never to be touched, but Uzzah overstepped his boundaries and disregarded Jehovah God's law. He paid for this with his life.
  • A disciple
    April; I'm sorry I was somewhat vague in my reply. I will try to answer more directly. God is holy love and Truth, and there is no place for uncleanness and causes to sin and slander with Him. What God showed in old time was an example for warning all of mankind in all ages not to do wickedly. God has the prerogative to save or destroy, and in mercy restrain His wrath or let it fly! Peace to you!
  • April
    @Disciple,I do understand that GOD is HOLY and we are born of sin,so we are not really able 2 do certain things,unless we r told so by father,he did make it very clear about the tabernacle,I was thinkn a little outside the box n thought our bodies are our temples,and like the tabernacle,certain things shouldn't approach or touch our tabernacles.
  • A disciple
    April; The things that are written are for our warning and instruction. To everyone who has really and truly come to the most grave crisis in its life about having to either REPENT and get right with God, NOW! OR PERISH; the warning about daring not to approach unto the holy things of God is not a mystery. The way into the holiest by the blood of Jesus is not for selling to just "come as you are!"
  • April
    Wowsers!,I hope I don't put my body where it doesn't belong,it's interesting to think back then there wasn't JESUS,so sin was handled differently,when I would read God kindled his anger,then some consequence would occur,death of some sort usually,I was wondering is it really saying he was upset then let go and instant consequences?or like he didn't just stew n being upset with whoever?just curious
  • Steve Vargas
    Notice the break in protocol, yes the Ark was in Abinadab house but he and his sons were not sanctified to oversee..
    1 Samuel 7:1
    And the men of Kirjathjearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.
  • Steve Vargas
    an interesting view is, although God does not strike us dead today on this fashion the results can be as damaging when we attempt to function in a role of ministry we are not ordained to...James 3:1 (KJV)

    3 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
  • Patricia Nelson
    God words are firmed; it does not matter who we are or if we fail to do his will :To accomplished his wills, he uses anything and anybody to fulfill his plans: remember we are here to service God not to dictate his plans.
  • Alex
    April it was only th tribe of levi the levitical priesthood that cd touch the ark of the covenant r go into the most holy place there were few exceptions.Even the high priest wd die if he went into the most holy place if he were not made clean by the blood b/f he went in, Thats y they put the bells on the bottom of the priest garments,if they did not hear the bells they knew he had died inside GB
  • Stanjett
    I know no one was suppose to touch the ark but I don't understand why God killed Uzzah when he was just trying to keep the ark from falling off the wagon cart . Probably just a refex action by Uzzah.
  • A disciple
    April; Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD of hosts! Man was expelled from the Garden and the Presence of the LORD because of sin. God hides Himself from men because we are unfit for His Presence; and we would not be able to bear the glory and the conviction. Remember how Mt. Sinai was all on a smoke and if anything came near to gaze, it would be instantly killed? And Isaiah, when he saw the LORD?
  • April
    I came back and am rereading, I finally saw that Uzzah was struck dead because he was trying to help,which could be perplexing to many,your doing something to prevent the ark from falling, but back with Aaron there was strick instructions no one is to touch the Ark but who was given permission,death would be upon them,there's got to be a reason some can touch the Ark and others can not.
  • Dee
    Jennifer,
    Uzzah was struck dead because he put his hand out to help hold up the ark. God did not put him in that place to uphold the ark of God. It was equal to trying to help GOD - and GOD needs no help from man. Please re-read the account, the priest carried the ark as they were suppose to on their shoulder. They almost dropped the ark, Uzzah but his hand out to help. Which he should not have.
  • April
    I just wanted to say there are many times I myself have to come back and reread something and see it differently on a different day,I do read the comments of others and it does help me to see or open my mind to the symbology I might not pick up on or have related it to something else,thinking is not a bad thing and I find Alot REACT instead of Stop and Think,some dont C value n this way,GOD BLESS.
  • A disciple
    Peter; Good post! Thank you! The supreme glory of belonging to Jesus, and having His Spirit given into our hearts; if we could begin to grasp that as David did, we too would be dancing and leaping for joy before the LORD. The small characters of the Michals of the world sneer and scorn at the Saints of Jesus; but God sees it all, and He knows how to humble the proud, and correct their thinking.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God expects His presence in the Ark of the Covenant to be respected. Anyone who dares to disrespect, got his or her sanctions- Uzaah was killed, Michal was visited with barrenness. So, if the Lord lives in our hearts as exemplified by the Ark of the Covenant, we must keep our bodies holy.
  • Jason phelps
    Wow, I never cease to be amazed by the many levels and angles in which the Word teaches and interacts with other's along with myelf.I am a high strung person who is learning to slow down because I read over things.Example the comment Dave wrote made me stop and see how the oxen etc. were symbolic.God's word is always complete past,present and future, He let's us know He's thinking about us each.
  • Irene123
    2 Samuel 6:22 - is prophecy of Jesus.
  • Irene123
    V. 16; Psalms 98:4 - Super Bowl Sunday - The costumes, painted faces, CURSING, people being hurt in the stands, let alone the players, the thrill at players being hurt; and these are some of the people that despise the exuberant worship of God and are embarrassed by it as Michal was.
    The Bible says God INHABITS the PRAISES of His people.
  • Irene123
    Michal - we do inherit our parents 'characters', somewhat, but any sinful parts the Lord can easily get rid of. Michal inherited Saul's jealousy.
  • Jennifer
    Uzzah was struck dead by the LORD because He was angry that the priests had not carried the ark on their shoulders as they were supposed to have done. Instead they used a heathen method of transportation. This was the LORD'S way of showing His displeasure.
  • Dave
    The picture here is the ark (type of Jesus Christ) being presented in an improper way and one man (Uzza) dies because of it. The oxen (type of the priesthood) stumbled, shaking the ark. The ark ends up going to the Gentiles (Obededom the Gititie).
  • By throwing off the royal robes he uncovered himself. He had on the garments that went under the ephod. Which are long pants and a tunic. The evil wife of his was refeing to the dance and taking off the royal robe. I will never believe he danced stark naked before the LORD unless the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY says HE did.
  • John madden for verse 14
    Not a worldly or fleshly dance or expession but a spiritual dance.theres a big diffrence.
  • Terry
    We sing a song that goes like this "when the spirit of the Lord is in my heart I will sing like David danced, when the spirit of the Lord is in my heart I will dance like David danced..... " I think Miriam and the others sang and danced before the Lord after they crossed the red sea, "I will sing unto the Lord for He has triumphed gloriously the horse and the rider thrown into the sea... "
  • Terry
    Faa, David left the Ark at Obe-edom 's house because when God struck Uzzah dead, David became vexed grieved , and fearful, but later David went back and brought the Ark to its intended place city of David which is Jerusalem.
  • Terry
    Joab Okello, there is nowhere in II Sam. where it says David was naked. He was wearing an Ephod which is a Priestly outfit.
  • Joab okello for verse 14
    David did A sinful act before the lord by being naked we should praise the lord,but not to an extent of being out of control
  • Why did David leave the ark to Oped-edom but to someone else or atraight to his place?


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