And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart (2 Samul 6:3).
God has spoken. The ark of God was to be carried in a specific manner. It was not up to man to decide what he wanted, preferred, or thought best. God has always expected and demanded obedience to His will.
Uzzah tragically learned the lesson God means what He says – too late (2 Samuel 6:6-8).
The ark was being transported incorrectly. It was about to turn over. Uzzah likely instictly reached out to stabilize the ark. But God had commanded it was NOT to be touched. Uzzah died!
What may seem so insignificant to us, something that really does not matter, but in God’s sight – it matters. God means what He says and says what He means.
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