Thanks for submitting!

  • Alan Fong

Shaking Beef

Today’s Verse:

“And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.” ~2 Samuel 6:6

One of my favorite dishes is a Vietnamese dish called “shaking beef.” It is cubes of steak that are stir-fried with flavored spices. I’ve entertained many pastor and missionary friends who enjoy the delicious taste of this beef with rice. This morning, we are not necessarily considering a delicious entrée dish as much as we are looking at a Bible principle. This morning, we are looking at a true incident involving oxen carrying the ark of God in a new cart. It centers on when the oxen entered into an area known as Nachon’s threshingfloor, the oxen stumbled on the uneven ground and shook the cart.

We see a king’s PASSION.

King David was a man of war, but he was also a man of worship. David’s great desire with a unified nation was to bring the ark of God to Jerusalem where the people could worship God and perform the prescribed sacrifices. The ark of God symbolically spoke of the presence and power of God. When the high priest practiced the Passover, it represented the power of the blood atone