2 Samuel 6:1-5
David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim. They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark. David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.
Reflect and Pray:
David is moving the ark of the covenant, which symbolizes the constant presence of God, to its permanent resting place in Jerusalem. It was a time of great celebration and joy for the new nation.
The ark was a physical reminder to David and the people that God was always with them. What physical and non-physical things serve as reminders that God is always with you?