“On every high hill, every mountaintop; and under ever spreading tree...I found idols.”
Your goals; which are places of highest vision on one end, and places of rest and leisure on the other, are scattered with idols. Where is God? He both grants and is your highest vision. He both grants and is your place of rest.
And when the true God discovers evidence of false gods throughout your life, from top to bottom—complete destruction ensues. Or another way to say the same thing: when reality discovers itself falsified throughout your life—destruction results. I don’t have to be a prophet to tell you this. I have lived it.
Money is not real.
401k’s are not real.
Your success is not real.
A degree is not real.
What you know and think about is not real.
Politics is not real.
Laws are not real.
Color is not real.
Matter is not real.
Your interpretation is not real.
Your idea is not real.
Your ego is not real.
Your identity is not real.
A thing is not real.
The ark is not real.
None of these are sacred.
The ark is not sacred.
He speaks. We are to listen and obey.
“I know what God said, but it doesn’t really make sense when you think about it...”
Uzza never saw it coming. Too late.
What was more sacred:
God’s ark or God’s decree?
The relationship with God, or with the ark, or with ourselves?
The external, or the internal?
What we think, or what we don’t think?
What we know, or what we don’t?