And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God.
From I’ll Be Honest: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” And He said that at the time of His death, men would then truly know who He is. It is at the cross that we are helped to see the truth of God and the way to escape sin, death, and judgment. His cross shines brightly still today for those in the dark to find real hope and salvation. What happened on the cross? We see four amazing things: the darkness in the sky, His two cries from the cross, and the tearing of the veil. This is holy, powerful truth for our souls.
From I’ll Be Honest: Once the writer John gets us to where we have assurance, he then doesn’t have us sit there with our assurance but sends us to the battlefield. We who have assurance are to go to war for Christ in the spiritual realm. The more certain you are that all is well with your soul, the more willing and certain you will be to dash out on the battlefield.
13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.
18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. 19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
From I’ll Be Honest: There is only one true people of God. Many make a radical distinction between the church and Israel, but such a distinction simply does not exist as can be seen by the Apostle Paul’s words in Ephesians 2.