Day 6 Friday August 11
Only priests can carry His Presence. Period.
WHEN DAVID HEARD that the household of Obed-Edom was prospering in all ways (because of the presence of the Ark), he became more diligent to find out what went wrong the day Uzzah died. He apparently turned to the Scriptures for insight. Then David said, “No one may carry the ark of God but the Levites, for the Lord has chosen them to carry the ark of God and to minister before Him forever” (1 Chronicles 15:2). I love whenever I find a command or promise that has the word forever in it. It automatically means there’s a principle involved that will carry over into this lifestyle of grace as well as our heavenly existence. The priestly function was not abolished at the Cross; it has only changed forms. Whereas under the Old Covenant only certain individuals could assume the role of priest, the blood of Jesus has made all believers a “royal priesthood” (1 Pet. 2:9). Scripture reminds us that Jesus “has made us kings and priests to His God and Father” (Rev. 1:6). What was reserved for the few under the Old has become available to whosoever will under the New.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING: 2 SAMUEL 6:11-12; 1 CHRONICLES 15:1-15
Father, thank You for making me a royal priest who can carry Your Presence. I praise You for inviting me into this incredible privilege.
WHAT FATHER IS SAYING TO ME TODAY?