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  • Writer's pictureMuyiwa Mepaiyeda

Getting the Job Done

Updated: Apr 22, 2021

WHERE DOCTRINE is rightly applied, knowledge and wisdom will collide.

When Moses had grown up, he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.

He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.

He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt because he was looking ahead to his reward. (Hebrews 11:24-26)

When Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce Joseph, he knew it was time to flee. (Genesis 39:12)

There’s something about rightly applying the word of God and getting the job done.

The Narrative

AFTER GOD established David, he moved the capital to Jerusalem.

His priority was to restore proper religious worship in Israel and make Jerusalem the centre of political and spiritual powers.

“Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign of Saul,” said David. (1 Chronicle 13:3)

Since God’s presence dwells within the ark, moving it to Jerusalem will move His presence to the city, and whenever their enemies come against the city, they will come against God.

They put the ark on a cart, and when it stumbled, Uzza put out his hands to stabilize it. He took a wrong step.

God was enraged with him. God struck Uzza, and he died. (1 Chronicle 13:9-10)

How do you get the job done?

By seeking God’s Presence

GOD’S PRESENCE—His manifest presence will make you prosper in all your endeavours.

The Bible begins and ends with his presence.

God struck Uzza because he touched the ark and defiled its sanctity, ignoring God’s instructions never to handle it.

Things could be okay in your eyes but unholy in the eyes of God.

We must understand that God does not give instructions for consideration but to obey them.

Just as you have a house in your name, but the bank has a part of it, you are sealed with the Holy Ghost of promise—and that's God's presence. (Ephesians 1:13)


Where doctrine is rightly applied, knowledge and wisdom collide.


By knowing that You are His temple

DAVID WAS UPSET and afraid when Uzza died.

He kept the ark in the house of Obed-Edom, the Gittite, for three months, and the Lord blessed his entire household. (1 Chronicles 13:13-14)

However, when David heard that Obed-Edom had been blessed, he told them to bring it to Jerusalem.

God’s investment in Israel was His Presence—and the ark contained it.

Today, our bodies are the temple of God, and He wants us to honour him with them—and present them as a living sacrifice. (1 Corinthians 6:19; Romans 12:1)

By studying the Scriptures

DAVID HAD THOUGHT well by wanting the ark in Jerusalem.

However, he did not know how to move it from one point to the other.

Get to know God through His Word—the scriptures are less about what you think but more about what God thinks.

God’s word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path. (Psalm 119:105)

By knowing that it’s not about you

DAVID FELT humiliated and ashamed that his plan did not work, and the God he knew became strange to him.

He misunderstood God.

Personal failures are difficult to handle, but the best way to respond to them is by responding to the truth.

David had to find out God's instruction on how to carry the ark.

When we fail, we must not look at God through the same prism. If we do, we put a limit on Him.

His ways are not our ways. (Isaiah 55:8-9) And he is the only One that can exist without anyone else.


YOU NEED to learn how to walk with God and not against Him.

David learned how to walk with God by finding out. He realized that the Levites must carry the ark. (1 Chronicle 15:2)

You know that you can do better than you are doing right now—begin to walk according to the Will of God.

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