David should have consulted God instead of his captains (v 1)
about transporting the ark. His plan was good, but his methods were not well
thought out. (Did David KNOW what to do? Did he simply choose to do something
different, but "just as good"? Did he believe that there would be a new,
spiritual priesthood -- over which he might preside -- with new rules? Was this
a sin of ignorance, or a sin of presumption? Either way, this first attempt to
bring back the ark proved disastrous: v 10.)
ON A NEW CART: The priests and Levites of Israel were
copying the Philistines, not the law of Moses: 1Sa 6:7; 2Sa 6:3.
// Psa 68:25,26.
THEN DAVID WAS ANGRY: But he later came to understand
the lesson: 1Ch 15:13; Psa 30:11,12.
PEREZ UZZAH: "An outbreak against Uzzah" -- the
individual who had profaned the ark (cp 1Ch 14:11).
AND THE LORD BLESSED HIS HOUSEHOLD AND EVERYTHING HE
HAD: Since this happened in just 3 months, these blessings must have been
quite sudden -- an obvious miracle to those who observed. Perhaps something
along the lines of Pro 3:9,10: "Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the
firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine."