1 Chronicles 13:13
So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.…
How much we owe to the "asides" of God. Obed-edom owed the benediction which descended upon his house to this "aside." God's way through life is thus wondrous: always indeed one great line of progress, yet who can count the detours which He makes, the asides, the incidental variations, the small things which men regarded as unworthy of notice, — who can tell how all these are wrought up into a comprehensive revelation of wisdom and love. If we only took the things which came to us on the great main thoroughfares of life, some people would hardly be blessed at all. A study of the "asides" of life would confirm us in our general Christian faith.
(J. Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.