- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read 2 Samuel 6
The ark brought to Jerusalem.
King David realized that his kingship and the life of Israel depended on serving God faithfully.
After he became the King of all Israel, he planned to relocate the ark of God, a wooden and golden pot, containing manna, Aaron’s rod, and the tablets of the covenant, which was the symbol of God’s presence, to Jerusalem. King David wished to add to the prestige of Jerusalem by making it a religious, as well as a political and military center. It was the time of celebration.
At first, the Ark of God was carried by oxen cart, and King David and people experienced the anger of God when they treated the ark of God inappropriately, regarded it as very dangerous.
Then the ark of God was carried by people, Levites, and King David and people saw God’s blessing at the house of Obed-Edom. King David decided again to bring it into Jerusalem. He offered sacrificial offering along with celebration with music and dance, which was an appropriate way to bring the ark of God to Jerusalem, compared to being carried by the oxen cart.
Michal was a daughter of King Saul who married to David, but King Saul took her from David and remarried to Paltiel. Later King David took her back (2 Samuel 3:13-16). There was no child between King David and Michal. (v.23). This means that King David and Michal never reconciled and have no heir who might have united the royal houses will never be born.
Step by step God consolidated the kingship of David.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?