- The story in chapter 13 will repay reflection.
Was Uzzah alone guilty, or was the spirit of deep reverence lacking also in king and people?
Was it too much like a heathen idol procession?
What lesson would the judgment on Uzzah impress upon the people?
Cf. Heb. 12:28, 29.
- The Philistines were not willing to submit to the ascendancy of David, and three times made an all-out effort to regain the upper hand.
What may we learn from the way David met the challenge?
Note. 13:6. The power and majesty of God are emphasized, as also His presence. Note also the words ‘before God’ twice repeated in verses 8 and 10.