When sinful man thinks he is cleaner than the dirt he was formed from and touches that which is holy this is what happens.
2 Samuel 6:6-11 NASB
But when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen nearly upset it. And the anger of the L ord burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God. David became angry because of the L ord ‘ s outburst against Uzzah, and that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day. So David was afraid of the L ord that day; and he said, “How can the ark of the L ord come to me?” And David was unwilling to move the ark of the L ord into the city of David with him; but David took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. Thus the ark of the L ord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the L ord blessed Obed-edom and all his household.
Someone told me that the Hebrew word for, “pitch” in the book of Genesis is the same as the word for atonement. I was curious about this so I grabbed a concordance and looked it up. This is what I found; the Hebrew word for, “pitchH3724” is “kâphar transliterated as kaw-far’ ” The word means, “A primitive root; to cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively to expiateor condone, to placate or cancel: – appease, make (an) atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, to pitch, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile (-liation).” I found it interesting that this word was used in conjunction with Noah’s ark from Genesis. Here is the verse I was using, “(Genesis 6:14 NASB)
“Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.” So get this, mankind was saved by God within a wooden vessel covered with atonement. Mankind was saved from God’s wrath within atonement… Kind of cool hu?