And it was told King David, saying The LORD hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that pertaineth to him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness. 2 Samuel 6:12 KJV.
The ark of God is the mercy seat of God on earth ( it contained the Law of God), which dwelt with the children of Israel. It was taken away from them to the land of the Philistines during a war between the children of Israel and the Philistines. King Saul who was the king of Israel at that time had lost favor in the sight of God, due to his sins, so the spirit of the Lord departed from him and is now upon David. So, on this faithful day, King Saul had sent for Samuel to come and offer sacrifices to God to show them if the battle will be to the favor of the children of Israel and to the Glory of God. But since the glory of God was no longer with King Saul, the Lord delayed Samuel from showing up on time as requested by King Saul. The children of Israel for days had been surrounded by the Philistines for to war against them. King Saul, could longer wait for Samuel to come so he offered the sacrifice himself. As soon as he was done, Samuel arrived and was displeased with king Saul’ actions. But it was rather too late. In that war, King Saul died, his two sons, and his armour bearer,including a host of others.
Now, David had been crowned King of Israel and he built for himself the city of David, where he dwelt. King David now decided to go and bring the ark of God from Baale of Judah. On their way back, the ark of God smote Uzzah, and King David became so afraid of the Lord that he took to ark to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
After a period of time,king David heard that God had blessed the family of Obed-edom and his household for keeping His ark of covenant.
King David now decided to go and bring back the ark of God’ covenant to the city of David, and he did this with gladness,and danced greatly.
Today, the ark of God’ covenant is not a movable object (physical), which you must carry from one place to the other,but they are now in our hearts. How well do you carry God’ ark of covenant where ever you go. Today, God seek those who will represent Him, His will and will not be ashamed or afraid to bear (testify) His ark of covenant throughout the whole earth. Seek God and He will seek you.
God will greatly bless you as He blessed the Family and household of Obed-edom for keeping His ark of covenant, when you bear His ark to all.