And the anger of the Lord burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God.
2 Samuel 6:7 NASB
One of David’s men died. He wasn’t doing anything wrong in his own eyes. In fact, he thought he was protecting and stabilizing the Ark. So why did God strike him dead?
He was irreverent because the Ark was supposed to be carried a certain way. God had setup this way long ago. When David and his men decided to move the Ark to Jerusalem, they did what they thought they should do. They should have read God’s Word to find out what they needed to do instead.
Many people live life thinking that they are doing the “right” thing. But if they are not following God’s Word, what they do is in vain. They might even find themselves being irreverent to what God says and desires.
God is holy. He does not change. As a result, His Word has stood the test of time.
If you are going to be a follower of Christ, you have to get in and learn His Word! There is no other option!
Find a Bible Reading Program that you can follow and start doing it. Spending time in the Word of God will change your life. The reverence part will come as you know and learn how to live for Him.
Lord, thank You for allowing us to come into Your holy presence. Help us to do so reverently and respectfully. Also, help us to know Your Word. Illuminate Your Word through the Holy Spirit. And as we do, change us from the inside out.