Deepening Humility

 

2 Samuel 6:1 Ė 7:29

 

Sunday School Lesson for June 23, 2002

 

Focal Teaching Passage: 2 Samuel 6:1-11

 

Passage Outline

 

Tragedy in Transporting the Ark (6:1-11)

 

Triumph upon Arrival in Jerusalem (6:12-23)

 

David Plans for a Temple (7:1-7)

 

God Promises Completion (7:8-17)

 

David Praises Godís Faithfulness (7:18-29)

 

 

Questions for Discussion and Application of Focal Passage

 

 

One:At first glance doesnít it appear that Godís judgment of Uzzah was overly harsh? Note 6:7. Why is this so?

 

Two:Can you think of any other instances in Scripture where a similar thing happened? Hint: Donít overlook the New Testament (Acts).

 

Central Thought

 

In moving the ark, David clearly violated Godís instructions Ė Exodus 25:12-15. How could this have happened?Note two possible answers:

 

 

 

Uzzah was likewise guilty before God:

 

 

 

 

Additional Questions for Reflection

 

One: In what ways are we guilty of similar sins before God?

 

 

Two: What does this passage have to say concerning the seriousness of sin and the holiness of God?

 

 

Three: What does it mean to say something is ďholyĒ?