The whole assembly agreed to do this, because it seemed right to all the people.
I Chronicles 13:4 NIV
The simple fact that everyone thinks it is the right thing to do does not in fact make it the right thing to do.
The problem is called group think
. It has even been referred to as mob mentality.
David and the whole assembly acted in a manner that they deemed right.
Their problem was that their execution and their timing was not God’s execution and timing.
The Ark of the Covenant
eventually came to Jerusalem, but not as David had originally planned.
Much of our life is like that.
We determine what is right and rush headlong into getting it done – – – unfortunately we often discover our idea of what is right is not God’s idea.
Perhaps that wall you are running into is God’s way of saying not now – not yet. Better to run into a wall than discover the fate of Uzzah
Your plans may be God’s plan – your timing and execution just might be off . . .
Tomorrow’s Reading – Psalms 1-2, 15, 22-24, 47, and 68