David is ready to move the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, his city. But he wants to do things his way, and the consequences are severe. David becomes angry with God and refuses to move the Ark any further, afraid that more might die in trying. Eventually, David comes to understand he had nothing to fear if he follows God’s directions. Through this situation, David learns to both revere God in holy fear and worship the Lord in exuberate joy.
In the chaos of life, we need God more than we understand. Catastrophe and crisis show our weaknesses and flaws because we often want to blame God rather than relying on Him through our struggles. Misunderstanding who God is will affect how you relate to Him. God is not into being manipulated or managed. He is with you always.
Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 6