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 with lyres.”
The ark was brought in with sounds of joy!
The horn and trumpets, cymbals and harps and lyres – LOUD MUSIC.
Back in Joshua chapter 6 we read, of the marching around Jericho,
“… Blowing the trumpets, with the ark of the covenant of the LORD following them.”
“As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout,”
The ark of the LORD, the word of the Lord contained inside it, was accompanied by much music, trumpets, shouting.
We read in the new testament, in Matthew chapter 21 as Jesus enters Jerusalem a final time before His death,
“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!
How full of awe we can be (awe-some) of the hope we have, as we think of Jesus’ return, the return of the King.
Revelation chapter 19 tells us,
“After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out,”
“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 it is 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.
David knew this too! He knew how important God’s word was.
We can be encouraged to be the same, have the same mind, especially as we see Jesus – God become flesh, His word become man – As we see Him more and more throughout all of scripture.
* God Above,
Thank You for the joy that can be found in You, within this broken world, even as we go through hard and the hardest of times.
Even though we may be ripped asunder, by heresies distressed, Your bride dirty and frail – Even though, You give us joy in our sadness, hope in our tears.
Oh Lord, hasten that day!