In this conversation Gavin, Erik, and Cody continue discussing the Samuel narrative with 2 Samuel 1-8. Read those chapters, listen to the audio of the conversation, and then chip in on the comments section below with your own thoughts on the Scripture and any responses to these three questions:
- What word, phrase, or theme most resonated with you personally as you read this section of Scripture?
- What does this portion of Scripture invite us to as a community of disciples?
- If you’re sitting down with these chapters, what drink or snack would pair best with the reading?
Next week we discuss 2 Samuel 9-16!
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2 thoughts on “Bible Convo (2 Samuel 1-8) – 10/12/22”
Jen here: I agree that the treatment of Uzzah is disconcerting!
However, David did not seek God’s will regarding the Ark; he just went to get it.
He did not have it properly covered or handled. He had it loaded onto an oxen-drawn cart.
“The Kohathites (a branch of the Levites) were instructed to carry the ark on their shoulders by poles passing through rings on the ark’s corners to keep them from touching it (Numbers 4:1-16; Exodus 25:14-15). It was not to be transported by cart or any other vehicle (Numbers 7:6-9).”
It should have been David who was punished, because of his neglect of the Law, not poor Uzzah. But the death of Uzzah made David far more reverent to the LORD, at least for a little while.
Perhaps, it is an appeal to us to remember GOD’s HOLINESS, even now. I forget that and reach out to Jesus as a familiar friend, but maybe I need to be reminded that God and Jesus are absolutely HOLY, and must be treated and respected as such.
Good, careful reading, Jenny! I totally missed that detail about how the ark wasn’t to be carried by cart.