In the Bible, we find a fascinating story of Uzzah. God had given Moses specific instructions on how he wanted the holy Ark of the Covenant to be transported. Among others, they were not allowed to touch the sacred things, or they would die. The Ark of the Covenant was holy.
Imagine, “As the ark was being transported, the oxen pulling the cart stumbled, and a Levite named Uzzah took hold of the ark. God’s anger burned against Uzzah and He struck him down, and he died.” 2 Samuel 6:1-7 and 1 Chronicles 13:9-12.
How can a man trying to prevent the Holy Ark from falling be struck dead instantly? Was that fair?
Probably the question is, what were the instructions? Do not touch or you will die. Simple, isn’t?
In fact, according to Exodus 25:12-14 and Numbers 7:9 the Ark was not supposed to be…
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I was once told I was a “rules” person because I wouldn’t disobey a traffic sign that my passenger advised me to do. What the person really meant is that I have personal convictions that I won’t violate. People should have personal “rules” that govern their life. Without them you can have no integrity.
Richard Yadon | http://www.RichardYadon.com
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Thanks. Yes we need to have personal rules