A Sermon by Bishop Mike Okonkwo
“That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation who fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.” Hebrews 6:18.
In our walk with God, there are some absolutes we must have. Like God cannot lie, God cannot make mistakes, God is totally good. No matter what you encounter in life, do not put the blame on God. There are two places to look at: either yourself or the devil. God is totally good and if you do not have this understanding you will get upset with God.
David got upset when Uzzah died but meanwhile Uzzah died because of his error. For God to prove to David that He is a good God, when the ark went to Obededom’s house, a heathen, he was blessed including everyone living in his house. David got back to his senses and began to ask what am I doing wrong? In what area have I missed it? Where did I leave God because God is always there? If you are far away from God or you think God is far away from you, it is not God that moved far away from you but you are the one who has moved far away from Him. When David sincerely searched within him what wrong step he took, God told him that his presence should be carried on human shoulder and not on a packaged human object.
The priests were to bear the ark on their shoulders and not to be carried by a new cart. It is human beings that carry the ark because I am in them and so they will be able to know what to do. God implies that the ark of my presence cannot be carried by a beast because beast cannot relate with God. The ark is to be carried by human beings who He redeemed by His precious blood.
And so David made the necessary adjustment. When you read 1 Samuel chapter 6 down, when he made the adjustment, the ark came back home. Could it be God is asking us to make some adjustments? You know the areas you need to make adjustments. You will never see your yesterday again but you can determine what you want in your tomorrow. Some adjustment still needs to be made to accommodate the ark that signifies His presence. When David made the adjustment he brought back the ark. Till date, apart from Christ, David became the greatest king that ever lived in Israel. David never lost any battle. David was the only king that was alive to install his own son in Israel, because of the presence of God he carried. May God do the unusual in your life today.
Further Reading: 1 Chronicles 13:1-14, Numbers 4:15, 7:9-1,
Daily Bible Reading: Ex 7-9