Why, O Lord,
do you stand far off?
Why do you hide yourself
in times of trouble?
1 Chronicles 15:1-16:36
David has a house. The ark has a tent. When the ark is brought to Jerusalem, David dresses in fine linen, leads a parade of singers and musicians. His wife, Michal, Saul's daughter sees all of this and despises David.
After distributing gifts to the people, more ceremony follows.
Sin has consequences. For a checklist of sins to avoid, consider verses 29-31.
A prayer from someone in despair.
Many seek the favor of the generous,
and everyone is a friend to the giver of gifts.
If the poor are hated even by their kin,
how much more are they shunned by their friends!
Prayer for Today: O Lord, forgive us for our sins. Lead us now into faithfulness. Amen.