People find it hard to understand that simply doing nothing is so dangerous to spiritual life and vitality — but it’s really only a reflection of our normal, daily experience.
When David receives this word from the prophet, his immediate reaction is to go and SIT BEFORE THE LORD. David was not a perfect man, he made his share of mistakes. He knew what it was to really blow it.
Uzzah and David encounter the Ark—one in death, one in dance. Uzzah was dead to the aliveness of God, while David was alive to God. David had learned to live openly, trustingly, passionately and exultantly before God. Rather than seek to control God, David sought to submit to God’s will. Our lives must do the same.
Hebron speaks of the communion that we have in Christ. Every believer needs to be established in a place (local church), but more importantly, still we need to realize our first priority is constant communion with the Lord. Where are you in life?
Most of us today aren’t really familiar with the process of lament. We don’t even use that word much in our everyday speech today. But in the Bible, the concept of lament was very important. About seventy percent of the Psalms, many of them written by David, are classified as laments. The prophet Jeremiah wrote a whole book of the Bible (Lamentations), as a lament.
Most people would have been totally overwhelmed by this turn of events. Most would have thrown in the towel. But in one of the most dramatic 180-degree-turns in history the Bible says this in 1 Samuel 30:6b (Amp) “But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”