2Sam 5 & 1Chron 13-16 Where were the Levites when David decided to bring the ark into Jerusalem using a cart instead of following Moses’ instructions about bearing it on their shoulders? David wondered “How will the ark of the Lord ever come to me?” [2Sam 6:9] Then David remembered, “we did not ask Him about the proper way to carry it.” [1Chron 15:13] That is a reminder that when we fail to keep ourselves close to God’s Word, we cannot discern His way. Perhaps that is why Paul later reminded Timothy that it is His word that will teach, reprove, correct and train us in righteousness. [2Tim 3:16]
Where have we neglected to stay close to God so we know His purposes, statutes, and commandments? John told his flock “The one who says “I have come to know God” and yet does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person.” [1John 2:4]
Today keep a short account with God and stay in His Word, so you hear and know this principle: Isa 30:21 “You will hear a word spoken behind you, saying, “This is the correct way, walk in it,” whether you are heading to the right or the left.”
You can’t hear or obey His Word unless you read it each day and obey what you read.