The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house three months. And the Lord blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that he had. 1 Chronicles 13:14 NKJV
David, the priests and the people of God went to Kirjath Jearim to bring the ark of the covenant back to Israel. It was a joyous event. They played music and worshiped on the journey. The ark belonged with the household of God.
As they were traveling with the ark in a new cart the oxen stumbled. One of David’s men reached out to steady it. The anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzza. God struck him because he put his hand to the ark. He died there before God.
David failed to obey God’s commands for how the ark was to be moved from one place to another. David’s carelessness and disregard for the holiness of God resulted in death.
David became fearful of the Lord. He left the ark in the home of a man named Obed-Edom. God blessed Obed-Edom and his household for honoring the Lord in his home.
God blesses people who honor Him in their homes!
My wife and I have six children. We have had seasons of great joy and seasons of sorrow and heartache in our home. I have been careless and disregarded the holiness of God. My family suffered the consequences.
My wife and I have been praying for healing. Today one of my children called. He is coming home. I sense the hand of God restoring my family.
In my quiet time I ask the Lord to bless me by not allowing me to go my own way. I ask God to help me follow His path. I ask Jesus to hide His desires in my heart. When the Lord grants the desire of my heart I want them to be the desire of His heart!
The Lord blesses people who choose to live according to His will and purpose. He blesses us even when we are careless. He blesses us despite our sins failures and mistakes when incline our hearts to Jesus. He blesses us because He loves us!
Honor the Lord in your home. Remember that God is holy. Trust Jesus to bless you, your household and all that you have!
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