I am doing a Bible study with my dear friend, Sandra. We are reading through the Bible in 365 days. https://bible.com Look for the plans, Walk Through the Bible 365. There is one for each month of the year.
We have been reading in Chronicles this month, which in the early chapters was a little hard to get through. All those names and places, whew!
1 Chronicles 13 tells of how David decided to bring the Ark of The Covenant to the place he had prepared in the City of David. I am sure he must have thought he was doing something great. However, as he has often done before, he plowed ahead on his own terms, and in his own time. This endeavor did not turn out very well and cost Uzzah his life.
Later, we read in 1 Chronicles 15 the stark difference in the outcome when David waited and trusted God’s timing, His plan, and His instructions of the right way to accomplish this important task. The processional must have been quite a sight!
As with David and the Ark, whenever I try to do things in my own way, in my own time, they don’t work out so good. But, when I take the time to seek His will and His way, I am assured of the right outcome, no matter what I thought it SHOULD be. This, unfortunately is a lesson I have had to learn over and over and over again in my life. Father, why am I such a willful child, still?
Let’s put this new insight to work in the current context we find ourselves in today. The world appears to be coming apart at the seams. Fear, anxiety, despair. This is what I am feeling right now. Maybe you are too. I want to stay in my house and hide. I do not want to be out where I may have to confront the realities of what is happening to our world. But, is this what God is calling me to do? Does He want me to cower and hide? Or, if I am to truly pray for His timing, His guidance, His will, then what is my assignment today? What is yours?