David’s Divided Household

Text: II Samuel 6:16, 20-23
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: May 17, 2009

David, in his quest to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, twice experiences tragedy. In his first attempt Uzzah touches the ark and is struck dead. After celebrating the successful entry of the Ark David returns home only to have his wife Michal express her contempt for David’s unrestrained zeal for the LORD.

What happened to David happens to many believers today whose unbelieving relatives look down upon them. Jesus warned that the gospel would divide families. Jesus also experienced the contempt of the world, including His own people.

Sometimes we, like David, will need to overcome our fear of man as we defend our loyalty to Christ. The conflict between David and Michal is also a reminder of the importance of spiritual unity within marriage.


Posted on May 17th, 2009 | Permalink