Reading from 2 Samuel 4 – 6 for today…
“And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.” 2 Samuel 6:11 (KJB)
When God is present in an individual’s life that individual is blessed by God. When that person is blessed by God their whole family is also blessed by Him.
The ark of the covenant was the presence of God as Israel journeyed through the wilderness for forty years. Is still, during David’s reign, as David conquers Jerusalem, and calls it the “City of David”.
I do not know about you but I enjoy, appreciated, and I am thankful everyday for the blessings of God. What we must love though is not the blessings, but the Blesser.
Kind David, in a hurry, decided to move the ark to Jerusalem, and did not seek out the proper mode of transportation. He chose rather to move it the same way it was moved the last time it was moved; and that was the Philistine way – on a cart pulled by cows (1 Samuel 6:4-12). God’s people must always seek to do things in God’s prescribed order. Because of David’s grave error Uzzah died.
Until David discovered the God-way of moving the ark Obed-Edom and his family were greatly blessed by God’s presence.
The ark is a material object made of wood and gold, with the mercy seat resting atop it made of solid gold. The wood represents the perfect, sinless, guiltless man, and the gold is a picture of His Deity. It is an Old Testament picture or type of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And HIs presence among His people.
When Jesus came and gave Himself a sacrifice for the sins of the world, paying our sin debt to God, He has made it possible for Adamkind to be in the very presence of God, and He with us. Every moment of every day He is present with us.
Be blessed by the presence of God in your life through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ the Son of God, who is God the Son.