I Chronicles 13:12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?
David loved God. He sang and prayed to Him. In all likelihood David became overly familiar with God. Somehow we begin to think, I do anyway, that we are good, buddies, friends, equals (we would never say this!) We forget who the boss is. We get used to Him being good to us. We begin to take for granted His goodness to us. It is a hard thing to love Him, be close to Him, and not become lazy in our relationship.
Then a man dies because he touches the ark. David can’t believe it. How could God do something like that. Why would God kill a man that was just doing good. It wasn’t reasonable. So David got angry and afraid. He no longer wanted the ark close to Him.
God is real. He is just that God. He has all the power. He can do with us what He wants. We are to always remember who He is. Though we have the most wonderful love from Him and for Him He is still God.
I can get too used to Him. I can take Him for granted. I can just go on knowing that He loves me and forgetting how powerful He is. I want to take this opportunity to thank God for His goodness in my life. I want to thank Him for saving me. I want to thank Him for meeting my needs. I need Him. I need all He does and I never want to take Him for granted.