Monday, October 20, 2008

Getting Ark the Right Way I Chronicles 15

I Chronicles 15:12 "And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it."

We saw in chapter 13 where David had good intentions to bring up the ark but did it the wrong way. Here he has either read up on the subject or sought wisdom from the elders or God. How ever he got the information, he now knows how the ark should be transported and so instructs the priest.

For reference, I Chronicles 13, Numbers 4:1-15 Numbers 4:2, Deut. 10:8, 31:9

The ark was suppose to be carried upon the shoulders of the priest and not on a cart.

v15 "And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD. "

Every man was appointed his task and singers were appointed. The ark was brought up to the tabernacle David had ready. There was great rejoicing and David danced before the LORD.

v27 "And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen."

v28 "Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting and with sound of the cornet and with trumpets and with cymbals making a noise with psalteries and harps."

Michal did not understand the whole event and despised David for all his dancing.

The story continues in the next chapter.

Psalm 36:7 "How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings."

Keywords: Chronicles, ark of covenant, David, Levites. David brings up the ark in the right way.

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