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Temple Baptist Church - 10-10-20212 Samuel 6:1-11; 6:12-23¬ Introduction:¬ ¬ A.¬ We have preached¬ for a couple of weeks on the life of David: the only man in the Bible that God said was a man after His own heart.¬ When God makes a statement like that, it behooves us to look closely at the character and life of this man that made him so described.¬ ¬ We understand that David was a man of contentment and character which make for attributes of greatness in the sight of the Lord.¬ B.¬ This morning,¬ I want to look at David in the light of his worship of God.¬ Worship is of the utmost importance in God's people.¬ Worship is the missing ingredient in the lives of many and is reflected in the lack of biblical worship within the local church.¬ We will never worship publically until we have learned to worship privately.¬ C.¬ In 2 Samuel 6:1-11, we find David's¬ first attempt at moving the Ark of the Covenant¬ back to the Tabernacle where it belonged.¬ In the story, we find the danger of worldly worship characterized.¬ 1.¬ The Ark was taken captive by the Philistines over 20 years earlier and remained with them for 7 months.¬ ¬ 2.¬ God chastened the Philistines, so they made mice and emerods of gold, placed them in the Ark, placed the Ark on a cart pulled by two milk cows, and sent it back to the Israelites.¬ 3.¬ The Ark was placed in the house of Abinadab where it remained for 20 years.¬ 4.¬ In 1 Chronicles, chapter 13, David attempted to bring the Ark back to the Tabernacle by also placing it on a "new cart" that was pulled by oxen with Uzza and Ahio driving.¬ ¬ a)¬ The "new cart" was good enough for the Philistines, so it was deemed good enough for David.¬ Why did David not know?¬ Why did the high priest not know?¬ ¬ b)¬ Because none of them consulted the Word of God given to Moses concerning the movement of the Ark: it was to be covered, the staves placed within the rings, and the priests carrying it upon their shoulders.¬ 5.¬ They were having a real worship service in the eyes of the world: David and all Israel playing instruments with all their might.¬ To the world, Philistines, this was the way to move the Ark.¬ To David and all Israel, it was a wonderful experience.¬ To God, the new cart and oxen were not the way to move His presence.¬ The oxen stumbled and Uzza put forth his hand to stabilize it and God smote him that he died.¬ 1 Chronicles 13:7-11¬ And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.¬ (8)¬ ¬ And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.¬ ¬ (9)¬ And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.¬ (10)¬ ¬ 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.¬ (11)¬ ¬ And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.¬ Numbers 4:15¬ And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it:¬ but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.¬ 6.¬ David got angry with God, but the problem was with David.¬ GOD IS NOT IMPRESSED WITH NEW CARTS!¬ God is not impressed with worldly attempts at worship!¬ A lesson in what is not acceptable worship and David's great failure that cost a good man his life.¬ a)¬ The New Cart of worldliness.¬ b)¬ The New Cart of contemporary music and praise bands.¬ c)¬ The New Cart of entertainment.¬ As one great preacher said, "The time will come when preachers quit feeding sheep and begin to entertain goats."¬ d)¬ The New Cart of shallow preaching.¬ e)¬ The New Cart of perverted "bibles."¬ f)¬ The list could go one but we, as God's people, need to cling to the Old Paths wherein is the good way.¬ Hebrews 12:14¬ Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:¬ 7.¬ Sometimes, good men get things wrong but great men correct them and get things right!¬ D.¬ In 2 Samuel 6:12-23, we find David's¬ second attempt at moving the Ark of the Covenant¬ back to the Tabernacle where it belonged.¬ David now moves the Ark after¬ "due order"¬ and God is pleased.¬ In our text, we find several aspects of David's public worship that we can apply to our lives.¬ 1.¬ David worshipped in Obedience.¬ Verse 12.¬ ¬ "So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David"¬ a.¬ Earlier, David did a right thing the wrong way and it cost him a good man:¬ Uzzah.¬ b. God is not impressed with "new carts!"¬ Spirit is nothing without truth and truth is always "after the due order."¬ (1 Chronicles 15:13)¬ John 4:23¬ But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.¬ c.¬ David sought after the Lord and got it right!¬ 2.¬ David worshipped in Gladness.¬ Verse 12.¬ ¬ "with gladness"¬ ¬ People no longer enjoy God's house, they just endure it or they ignore it or they forget it.¬ Psalms 122:1¬ A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.¬ Psalms 27:4-5¬ One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.¬ (5)¬ For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.¬ Psalms 42:4¬ When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.¬ 3.¬ David worshipped with Sacrifice. Verse 13, 17.¬ ¬ "he sacrificed oxen and fatlings ‚Ķ¬ and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD"¬ ¬ a.¬ Tithes and offerings are an important part of our worship.¬ Impossible to worship God and rob Him at the same time.¬ Malachi 3:8-10¬ Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.¬ (9)¬ Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.¬ (10)¬ Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.¬ 2 Corinthians 9:6-7¬ But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.¬ (7)¬ Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.¬ b.¬ One of the greatest thrills of the Christian life is worshipping in giving.¬ 4.¬ David worshipped with All his Might.¬ Verse 14.¬ ¬ "And David danced before the LORD with all his might¬ ‚Ķ¬ leaping and dancing before the LORD"¬ The King of Israel was actively engaged in worship!¬ As your pastor, I want to be involved in the worship service.¬ I want to sing in the choir.¬ 1 Corinthians 10:31¬ Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.¬ 5.¬ ¬ David worshipped with Noise.¬ Verse 15-16.¬ ¬ "So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet"¬ a.¬ Sing with joy.¬ ¬ Psalms 100:1-4¬ A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.¬ (2)¬ Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.¬ (3)¬ Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.¬ (4)¬ Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.¬ b.¬ Sing out loud.¬ I love to sing loud!¬ When I get on the wrong verse or the wrong page, I disrupt the whole crowd.¬
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