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1 Chronicles

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1 Chronicles 13

1Ch 13:3

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.)

1Ch 13:7

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.

1Ch 13:8

// Psa 68:25,26.

1Ch 13:11

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).

1Ch 13:14

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."

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