Tuesday, October 21, 2008

After Getting the Ark I Chronicles 16

I Chronicles 16:1 "So they brought the ark of God and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it and they offered burnt-sacrifices and peace-offerings before God."

We should note that although the ark was retrieved, sacrifices were still made in the high place at Gibeon. You could say the tabernacle was divided at this point.

The chapter is one of a praise and worship mood and list the appointments David made to honor God.
-David's festival sacrifice
-David orders a choir
-Psalm of Thanksgiving
-Ministers, porters, priests and musicians to attend the ark

v4 "And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:"

Here it list the people, one of particular note is Asaph who made a sound with cymbals: It doesn't say anything about it being a pretty sound or anything but he was there making a joyful noise. Psalm 100:1. Asaph wrote many of the Psalms also including: 50 and 73-83.

David delivered a psalm to get them started:

v7-8 "Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people." See also Psalm 105.

So after a failed attempt to bring in the ark, this effort is successful and David rallies the people and restores the Levites to their ordained purpose of ministering around the ark. Next we will find David going to his house and having a conversation with Nathan the prophet.

Psalm 50:1 (A Psalm of Asaph)
"The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. v2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined."

Keywords: Chronicles, Levites, Asaph, David, Psalms, ark of God, ark of the LORD. David sets up singers and ministers for the ark.

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