1 Chronicles 15:1-3, 11-15  Click on link to read passage. You may select your own version of the Bible after the link opens.


The ark of God, contained the tablets on which God had carved out the Ten Commandments in Mount Sinai. It had been kept in the section of the tabernacle reserved for it. It had been captured by the Philistines and David had attempted to bring it back to the Israelites. His first attempt had ended in disaster because he had disregarded God’s longstanding instructions on the proper way to move the ark from one location to another. (See Chapter 13) This time, David did his homework and followed God’s instructions precisely.

No one knows where the ark of God is today, so specifically caring for it is not an issue to us. But we should not miss out on the lesson that David and the Israelites learned from this experience. God has given us his instructions on how to live our lives in a way that pleases and honors him. These instructions are found in his Word, the Bible. Do we study and cherish it as we should, or have we taken his instructions for granted and tried to do things our own way? The stakes are high both in our lives on this earth and in where we will spend eternity.

Copyright © 2008 by Janice Green

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