4 Ways To Find The Will Of God In Your Life: P.6 (7.22.18)

Step 1– God’s Word is His will. (He will never go against His Word.)
Step 2– God’s will is confirmed by Godly counsel. (Godly counsel should never contradict God’s Word.)
Step 3– The will of God will cause you to have joy and peace.
Step 4– The will of God will always bring Him glory.

Before you make a decision, ask yourself, “will this bring God glory?”

2 Samuel 5:17-19,22-24
But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it , and went down to the hold. The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. And David enquired of the Lord , saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand. And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. And when David enquired of the Lord , he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.  And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

David did right by seeking the Lord each time. And God gave him different directions the second time. David was successful because He sought the will of God before he acted and obeyed.

Don’t get married to a particular method. Just because God did something one way in your life at one point doesn’t mean He will do it that way the next time. We should always seek His will each time for a fresh word. He may want us to go about something a different way than we did in the past.

God not only wants you to get victory, but also for that victory to bring Him glory.

Hebrews 1:1-3
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

The glory of God is the expressed image of God. It reveals who He is; His character, attributes and nature.

We each have unique and individual callings, but the same goal of bringing God glory.

When what you do demonstrates who God is, God is glorified.

When God’s Word is manifest in our life, God is glorified.

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus is the manifested Word of God.

John 4:34
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

John 5:30
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

John 6:38
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Psalm 72:17-19 
His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

God wants to be glorified right where you are.

Habakkuk 2:14
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Numbers 14:21
But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.

Psalm 8:4-5
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Remember to ask if the decision you’re about to make, and direction you are going in would bring God glory.

When you do what you were created to do you bring God glory.

If you are content to live outside of the will of God, you are content to not bring God glory.

Do what God has called you to do.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 
Thus saith the Lord , Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord .

1 Corinthians 1:25,29,31 
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. That no flesh should glory in his presence. That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:31 
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

God has a specific purpose for you. When you live according to His will, your life will bring Him glory.

2 Corinthians 10:17 KJV
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

You’ll never be more fulfilled in life than when you are living in God’s will and doing what He called you to do.

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Recognizing Your Friends & Enemies: P.6 (7.18.18)

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Ecclesiastes 4:9-11
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone ?

There is strength in relationship.

The enemy wants to take those who are supposed to be friends in our life and make them enemies.

1 Corinthians 3:3
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you  envying, and  strife, and  divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

The enemy’s objective is to divide, and he begins with envy.

Jealousy will make you view another person’s gain as your loss.

Envy takes jealousy a step further. Envy is wanting to destroy the one that you are jealous of.

Envy is a relationship killer.

In Genesis 4, jealousy caused Cain to murder Abel.

1 John 3:10-12
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

Don’t slay/tear down/curse people with your words. Rejoice with those that rejoice.

You can’t operate in jealousy without comparing.

The moment you start comparing your life to another, you enter a trap that will always lead to competition.

Biblical excellence is not comparing and competing… because comparison creates criticism.

For more on this subject: click here.

James 3:14-16
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is , there is confusion and every evil work.

The moment you let competitive jealousy enter your life, you eliminate the blessing that the Lord can bring to you through that relationship.

Envy leads to strife.
Strive leads to division.

The strength of your life is largely defined by the strength of your relationships.

1 John 5:18
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

Galatians 5:14
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

2 Timothy 2:24
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men , apt to teach, patient,

1 Corinthians 1:11-13
For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

1 Peter 3:4
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Galatians 6:2
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

4 Ways To Find The Will Of God In Your Life: P.5 (7.15.18)

Isaiah 55:8-11
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord . For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Step 1 His Word is God’s will
Step 2 God’s will is confirmed by Godly counsel
Step 3 In God’s will you’ll have joy and peace

Isaiah 55:12 
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

When you have the answers, it brings joy.

Nehemiah 8:8-10 
So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the Lord your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.  Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Proverbs 15:23
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it !

When you are in the will of God it produces the fruit of joy and peace in your life.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

True biblical peace is wholeness spiritually, mentally and physically.

Hebrews 13:20-21
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Colossians 3:15 
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Don’t make a decision or go in a direction that you do not have peace with. Let peace rule.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Philippians 4:6-7
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

The peace of God goes beyond natural or carnal understanding.

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Isaiah 26:3-4 
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee : because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

Recognizing Your Friends And Enemies: P.5 (7.11.18)

 

Psalm 119:98 
Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

Opposition is opposed position.

We must recognize that God uses relationships to advance a vision, purpose and assignment.

The enemy wants to use relationships to hinder the will of God in your life.

Psalm 110:1
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

God will use your enemies to elevate you.

You are either known by the enemy that defeats you or by the enemy that you defeat.

We must recognize the importance and the power of relationship.

John 15:18-21
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

Luke 14:28-33
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it , all that behold it begin to mock him, [30] Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

There is a price to every position that God has called you to.

The one who sets the price for your position is your enemy. God gives you whatever you need to get there. Find the strength and wisdom from His Word.

Matthew 20:20-22 
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him , and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.  But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

When the Lord laid out your destiny, He factored in what the enemy would do.

Nehemiah 4…Nehemiah wouldnt get off wall and stop building.

Daniel 6… 10 Daniel continued to pray and seek God.

Don’t get engaged with the enemy and allow it to take you out of the position you have been called to.

God has already factored in the tactics of the enemy, and He will use them to get you to where you belong.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. [10] Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Victory over the enemy will glorify God.

The enemy’s attacks on your life are seasonal.

Ecclesiastes 3:8
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

What are you willing to overcome to take the position God has called you to?

You must defeat your enemy, or your enemy will defeat you.

Don’t argue with your enemy.

The best way to defeat your enemy is to lead them to Jesus.

John 7:19-20
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?

1 Corinthians 2:8
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Look past the people that are in front of you that are driven by the enemy.

Don’t let the enemy be the excuse for you not doing what God has called you to.

Do what God has called you to do because that is what the enemy is trying to stop. If you honor God, especially in the face of opposition, He will always honor you!

4 Ways To Find The Will Of God In Your Life: P.4 (7.8.18)

Matthew 6:9-10
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Step 1: God’s Word is His will
Step 2: Godly counsel will confirm God’s will

It is important to have a safe circle of influence in your life. Your circle of influence should make living for God easier, and not living for Him harder.

Life moves at the speed of relationship – Pastor Jeremiah Woods

Relationships are like a river that take you places throughout your life.

Proverbs 11:14
Where no counsel is , the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Proverbs 24:6
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

If you want to be safe in a decision or direction, get Godly counsel.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Meekness is not weakness. Its power under control.

It takes meekness to give counsel and receive counsel.

True counsel, thats given by God, is an anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 11:2
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord ;

Isaiah 10:27
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

The anointing is the burden removing yoke destroying power of God.

Godly counsel removes burdens and destroys yokes.

Weaknesses attract relationships that will allow the weakness to grow.

2 Corinthians 6:14 
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Not all counsel is from God. Test the counsel you get by weighing it against the Word. Also, inspect the fruits of the person who gives it. How has the advice they are giving worked out for them in their life?

Isaiah 8:19-20
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

The Blessed Nation (7.4.18)

 

Psalm 33:12 
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord ; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

The answer to anything you are going through is to seek the Lord.

Better to be humble and seek Him than be proud and think you don’t need Him.

Acts 17:22-33
Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD . Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men , in that he hath raised him from the dead. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter . So Paul departed from among them.

Everything that exists came from God. He is the creator of all things.

Psalm 82:8 
Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

Daniel 4:17,34-35
This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

God will not ignore the remnant.

Psalm 75:6-7
For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

JESUS IS :
Luke 7 superior to political power
Luke 8 superior to religious power
Luke 19 superior to economic power

4 Ways To Find The Will Of God In Your Life: P.3 (7.1.18)

Matthew 6:9-10
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

God’s will is not automatic in life. We have to seek it and pray for it. It’s something to be sought after.

You can have as much of the Kingdom in your life as you want. It all depends on how much of your own will you are willing to lay down for His will. The more dominion you give the King, the more kingdom you’ll get.

1 John 5:14-15 
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

You can’t separate the will of God from the Word of God.

You can’t violate the Word of God and be in the will of God.

Isaiah 55:6-11 
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord , and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord . For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

God is a revealing God.  He wants to reveal Himself and His will to you.

God’s Word delivers His thoughts and His ways. You can’t sit under the Word of God and not see the results of it.

Ps 119:133, 165

Don’t mistake God’s peace for happiness. They are not the same thing.
Happiness is based on what is happening. Its contingent on circumstances-which are subject to change. Something may feel good, but if your mind doesn’t have peace with it, it’s not God’s will. Don’t try and fill a void in your life with worldly happiness at the sacrifice of God’s peace.

Biblical peace is wholeness in your mind, body and spirit. True peace and joy comes from the Lord. His peace isn’t determined by circumstances. You can have peace in any circumstance. When he gives you fulfillment, it will be in agreement with your mind, body and spirit. You can count on God’s peace to remain steady.

There is a reward to walking in the Will of God: unshakeable peace and joy.

Isaiah 55:12
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Galatians 5 tells us that both walking in the flesh or in the spirit both reap a separate harvest.

The fruit of the spirit will be a reward of walking in the will of God.

1 Chronicles 13:3,7,9-12 
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul. And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart. And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.  And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.  And David was displeased, because the Lord had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perez-uzza to this day. And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?

1 Chronicles 15:12-16
And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it. For because ye did it not at the first, the Lord our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.  So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel. And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the Lord . And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.

Doing the Word of God will bring peace and joy into your life.

2 Samuel 6:1-7 
Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.  And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the Lord of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims. And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.  And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark. And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.  And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it . And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

David had a good idea, but didn’t go about it the right way. The Word already said how the Ark should be transported. We have to stop bringing our own good ideas to God and expecting Him to bless them, but getting mad if He doesn’t. If we just do things God’s way first, we will reap a harvest of peace and joy!