Victory and Vice Part 4 “Consequences” Why Does God Take Sin so Seriously?
Why Does God Take Sin so Seriously?
Like each of us, David’s life is _______________ by victory and _______________ by vice.
David has gone from ________________ from the king to being _________________ as the king.
The ark of the covenant, the most ______________ object of worship is being brought back to Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 6:1-11
The Ark Brought to Jerusalem
6 David again brought together all the able young men of Israel—thirty thousand. 2 He and all his men went to Baalah[a] in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name,[b] the name of the Lord Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim on the ark. 3 They set the ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart 4 with the ark of God on it,[c] and Ahio was walking in front of it. 5 David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with castanets,[d] harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals.
6 When they came to the threshing floor of Nakon, Uzzah reached out and took hold of the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled. 7 The Lord’s anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act; therefore God struck him down, and he died there beside the ark of God.
8 Then David was angry because the Lord’s wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.[e]
9 David was afraid of the Lord that day and said, “How can the ark of the Lord ever come to me?” 10 He was not willing to take the ark of the Lord to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. 11 The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed him and his entire household.
Does God’s action here seem to be ____________________?
How do we reconcile a God of _____________ with the God who ______________ Uzzah?
How do we reconcile a God of ____________ with an eternal _____________?
A dangerous approach to our inability to ________________ God’s judgment with His nature is to ________________ God’s judgment from His nature.
When God gave the directions to ___________ the ark of the covenant, He gave the directions to _____________ it also.
When David ________________ God’s commands, the ark was moved.
1 Chronicles 15:12-13
12 He said to them, “You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate yourselves and bring up the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it. 13 It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the Lord our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way.”
- All sin _________________ to be punished.
A proper ____________________ of our _________________ before God is vital to getting life “right”.
In regard to punishment, our ___________ prevents us from having a ____________.
- God is the ______________ of how to punish sin.
We all ______________ mercy but no one truly _______________ mercy.
Are you __________________ and _________________ willing to allow God to punish sin the way He desires?
- God’s commands are given for my _________________…and I should keep them.
We might not understand how God is protecting us but we should ______________ that He is.
- God’s _____________ often allows us a _______________ chance.
Most often our sin is _______________ but not ___________.