Then David said, “No one may carry the ark of God but the Levites, for the LORD has chosen them to carry the ark of God and to minister before Him forever.” (1 Chronicles 15:2)
Key Word: Learn from your mistakes
David learnt from his past mistake when Uzza was struck dead trying to hold the ark of the LORD from falling. Everyone makes mistakes. However it is important to learn from those mistakes.
Two reasons why we must learn from our mistakes
- Keep getting hurt and hurting others in future
- Benefit from not repeating them
Keys to Host the Presence of God
For because you did not do it the first time, the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order.” (1 Chronicles 15:13)
the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order
One of the keys to host the presence of God is to consult/ask the Lord about the proper order of getting things done. If we have our way then the Lord is displeased.
So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel. (1 Chronicles 15:14)
Sanctification is another key to host the presence of God. Grace does not license us to be casual about the Holy presence of God.
And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders, by its poles, as Moses had commanded according to the word of the Lord. (1 Chronicles 15:15)
Bearing the ark of the Lord is a picture of intercession. They had to carry the burden of the Lord. This speaks of intercession.
Then David spoke to the leaders of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers accompanied by instruments of music, stringed instruments, harps, and cymbals, by raising the voice with resounding joy. (1 Chronicles 15:16)
Praise and Worship – Music is the another key to host the presence of God