A kind gesture by King David towards a kingdom that suffered the loss of their own king results in full out war. This is the cost of kingdoms run by fools as told in the story. May the kingdom of our own heart learn from these lessons.
King David subdued enemies and threats to Israel’s west, north and south, issuing in regional peace that extended beyond Solomon’s reign. It enhanced Israel’s economy and gave Solomon peace and materials to build the Temple.
As David dwelled in his own cedar paneled house, he realized that ark was still in a tent. He was moved to build a house for it; a house for God. But the Lord told him No, and that He would build David’s royal line to Messiah.
King David celebrates the successful arrival of the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, establishing a system of service for the care of the ark. He also delivers a psalm that he wrote just for this occasion.
King David again sets out to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem and is successful because Scripture concerning transporting the Ark was followed. He sacrifices, dances and fills the city with joy; except for at least one.