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Here’s an excerpt from the first post “An Excellent Sacrifice”:
God is very specific and clear about what He requires. God doesn’t want your “almost” or your “intentions”. He wants the best and the most excellent of what we offer to Him. Harsh? Not really. You don’t want your spouse to be “almost” faithful, or to tell you they didn’t “intend” to have an affair. In 2 Samuel 6, Israel is turning up like no tomorrow. They are bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to the Tent of Meeting. They’re playing their harps and cymbals; they’ve even busted out their tambourines. Their getting turnt as only ancient Israel can. They’ve got the Ark on a brand spanking new cart pulled by oxen. The problem is that God had given very specific instructions to Israel concerning the transportation of the Ark, which we read in Numbers 4:5-6 & 7:9. The Levites were to carry the Ark on poles on their shoulders. But King David thought it would acceptable to put the Ark on a cart. The oxen couldn’t handle the excitement (I’m assuming), because they stumbled and a man named Uzzah grabs the Ark to keep it from falling off the cart. Verse 7 says that God’s anger was “kindled” against Uzzah and He struck the dude dead, like right there in the street. King David’s decision to “almost” follow God’s instructions led to someone’s death.