I don't have anything definite that I can think of, aside from standard commentaries on Psalm 68 and Ephesians 4:8. Matthew Poole on Psalm 68 might be the most helpful of those in connecting the psalm to the translation of the ark.I would love to see commentary or hear a sermon on this re: Psalm 68, if you have that.
I got nothing. And I'm not saying that is the answer. I just think of the first failed attempt and the extreme joy of the final. The account in 1 Chronicles 15 & 16 is awesome. David is portrayed as a prophet and priest. And it ends with Michal despising David in her heart for his zeal for the Lord.What is the carrying up of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem under David a picture of in New Testament terms?
Concerning the first failed attempt, I would just view that as a point of dissimilarity between the type and antitype: David is a sinner; Christ does all to perfection.Thanks. Not disagreeing at all, but how does carrying up of the Ark to Jerusalem illustrate Christ's ascension to heaven or his return to rule? And what does one make of the failed first attempt in these pictures or analogies?
For the three months that the ark was in the house of Obed-Edom, his house was blessed. David’s motivation for moving it to Jerusalem is clear, according to 2 Sam. 6:12. One might say David’s action was, therefore, selfish: but no. He wanted the presence of God to fill the national life.I am wondering if the finding and carrying up of the Ark isn't more of a picture of the place that true religion has in the nation? And perhaps the failed attempt illustrates how not to promote true religion.
That is generally true. You asked specifically about David's desire to bring the ark to Jerusalem and his eventual accomplishment of it. The moment also seems to have reunited the ark with the Tabernacle. This all points to David's understanding of his typical role as mediatorial king, as a sign of a future Son who would even more perfectly combine the thrones. Solomon, the very next (yet imperfect) son of David, takes his father's intention one step further symbolically, building the permanent Temple; and alongside that finished edifice building his own palace in such a way that the structures' courtyard walls integrated the projects.Thanks very much for this. So might one summarise by saying that the ark symbolises the Divine presence
with his people?