David and the Levites do things according to God’s Word and they successfully bring the Ark into Jerusalem. David hearkened to his greater Son – the Word of God become flesh! The message is: do things God’s way!
“So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, to the sound of the horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and made loud music on harps and lyres.” v28
The ark was brought in with sounds of joy!
And how about the mirroring. Remember back in Joshua 6, the marching around Jericho. “… blowing the trumpets, with the ark of the covenant of the LORD following them.”, and “As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout,”
The ark of the LORD, the word of the Lord, was accompanied by much music, trumpets, shouting.
And then we read in Matthew 21 as Jesus enters Jerusalem, “And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!'”.
More joy and shouting at the Word of God become flesh!
And how awesome is the hope we have, as we think of Jesus return. Revelation 19 tells us, “After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out,” and then many wonderful words of song, particularly, “Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;”
How good is it that God gives us this hope! That we, His people, are the bride of the Lamb, Jesus. That we have this wonderful hope in glory, the new heavens and the new earth.
And that David knew this too. He knew how important God’s Word was. Let’s be encouraged to do the same, especially as we see Jesus, His word become flesh, more and more throughout all of scripture.