The Mistake of Uzzah

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Second Samuel chapter six, verses six and seven: "And when they came to Nachon's threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the ark of God." Now when you look at this story, you and I see the mistake of Uzzah. In trying to prop up the ark of God, he thought he could prop up the kingdom of God.

One of the deepest mistakes you and I can make is to believe that God requires us to use our own strength to do something for His glory. Uzzah failed to see that it's not our responsibility, nor are we able, to prop up the kingdom of God. God alone is able. He does not need our help in bringing His plans to pass. Let Him build the temple, don't try to build it yourself.

It's time to pray.

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