Question:

Hi. I was reading about Uzzah in the Bible the other day and how he had touched the ark and died. I had always wondered why he had to die. I knew that God had to have a reason for it. I found your lesson which talked about the reasons for Uzzah's death. Now that I see the explanation and have looked deeper in the story, I now see what happened and have learned some life lessons as well! What is right to God is all that matters - even if it seems crazy to go against what everyone else is doing. What is pure in God's eyes is what counts. Thanks for posting that outline, it really opened my eyes.

Answer:

I'm glad the lesson was useful in your studies. There is something else you should consider as well, God doesn't give arbitrary rules. There are always reasons behind His commands -- sometimes reasons we haven't guessed at. But always those rules are to make our lives better. "And the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day. Then it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the LORD our God, as He has commanded us" (Deuteronomy 6:24-25).