Sep 20, 2018
David’s first attempt to relocate the Ark of the Covenant into his new capital, Jerusalem, had been an abysmal failure. And all because he had chosen to ignore God’s commands concerning the proper handling of the ark. David’s enthusiasm and haste had resulted in the death of Uzzah. But now, three months later, David would try a second time to bring the ark into the city. This time, he would do it God’s way. And yet, in his obedience, David would meet with resistance, from one of his own wives. In 2 Samuel 6:12-23, we have the story of David dancing before the ark and Michal looking on in disdain. This is a story filled with contrasts and conflicts. It reveals an interesting aspect of David’s life, who in his heart wanted to do what was right, but was always seeming to suffer from things he had done wrong. He would always find himself fighting against the consequences of his own impulsive tendencies and his human nature that too often led him to make unwise choices that resulted in uncomfortable outcomes.