DAVID BROUGHT UP THE ARK OF THE LORD TO JERUSALEM

 

2 Samuel 6:1–6:23                                                                                                     

Key Verse: 6:14-15

 

 

1.       After stabilizing his kingdom, on what did David focus his attention, and on what scale? (1–2a)  Read verse 2. How is the ark of God described?  What does this description teach about God?  Why did David bring the ark to Jerusalem?  What can we learn here about what should be at the center of our personal life, ministry and nation? (Mt6:9–10)

 

 

 

2.       How did David try to bring the ark the first time, and what happened? (3–7)  Why was the LORD angry? (7; Nu4:15; 1Ch15:13–15)  How did David respond and what did he learn about God? (8–10)

 

 

 

3.       What happened when the ark was at Obed-Edom’s house? (11)  When David learned of this, what did he do? (12)

 

  

4.      What did David and the people do differently this time? (12–15) How had David changed?

 

 

5.      When the ark arrived in Jerusalem, what did David do for God and for his people? (17–19)  In view of chapter 6, what kind of city did God want Jerusalem to be? (Isa2:3)  How will this be fulfilled? (Rev21:2–4)

 

 

6.      How did Michal daughter of Saul interpret David’s actions? (16,20)  How did David explain his actions and rebuke her? (21–23, Psalm 150)