Consult the Lord on what He wants

1 Chronicles Bible Background

Old Testament: 1Ch 15.2–15

To read the Bible in a year, read First Chronicles 14–16 on May 25, In the year of our Lord 2020

By Don Ruhl

If we busy ourselves concerning matters related to the Lord of heaven and earth, should we not consult Him on what He wants done and how He wants it done?

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.” And David gathered all Israel together at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD to its place, which he had prepared for it. Then David assembled the children of Aaron and the Levites…And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites: for Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel, and Amminadab. He said to them, “You are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites; sanctify yourselves, you and your brethren, that you may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel to the place I have prepared for it. For because you did not do it the first time, the LORD our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order.” So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel. And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders, by its poles, as Moses had commanded according to the word of the LORD.

– 1 Chronicles 15.2–15

When they moved the Ark before, they moved it on a cart, pulled by oxen. However, the Lord had shown in the Law of Moses the way that He wanted it moved. The first time the Lord cursed them, but the second time He blessed them.


  • Do you consult the Lord for how He wants things done?
  • Do you read the Bible enough that you know where to look to find answers?

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