April 13, 2006
Read 2 Samuel 6
David brings the Ark of God into
David was now king of the
David often inquired of the LORD about what to do (I Samuel 23:2,4; II Samuel 2:1; 5:19,23), but he saw no need to pray about moving the
David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. . . . to bring up from thence (to
Attempting to keep the
This incident should teach us that it is a serious error to believe that, as long as a person is sincere, it makes no difference what he believes or does. It should also teach us the importance of knowing God's Word: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth (II Timothy 2:15; John 6:63).
6:2 Baale of Judah refers to the town of Kirjath-jearim; 6:7 error = rashness, negligence; 6:14 linen ephod = priestly garment; 6:19 dealt = distributed; 6:21 play = celebrate, show my joy; 6:22 vile = lightly esteemed; 7:8 sheepcote = pastureland; 7:9 cut off = destroyed; 7:12 seed = offspring, descendants; 7:23 terrible = full of wonder; awesome; fearful; 8:3 recover his border = establish his territory; 8:4 houghed = hamstrung; 8:5 succour = help; 9:8 dead dog = worthless person.
By the Ark of the Covenant which they . . . set . . . in the midst of the Tabernacle that David had pitched for it (II Samuel 6:17). The
Pray for The International Shortwave Radio Broadcasts in honor of The Love of God's Word; and, sponsored by Charles and Jo Van Boskirk · Staff: Pam Pendergrast · Government Officials: Rep. Jim Costa (CA) and Rep. Susan Davis (CA) · Country: Taiwan, Republic of China (22 million) 77 islands off the southeastern coast of Red China · Major language: Mandarin Chinese · Religious freedom · 70% Chinese folk-religions/Buddhism; 3% Protestant; 1.5% Roman Catholic · Prayer Suggestion: Ask for your daily needs (Matthew 6:11).
Memory Verse for the Week: I Samuel 15:23