II Samuel 6:11 ” The Ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed him and his entire household.”

In Chapter six of II Samuel King David is bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem when tragedy struck and he changed his mind out of fear and anger. He instead brought the Ark of the Covenant to a nearby house and left it there. It tells us that the owner, Obed-Edom, and his entire household were blessed by the Lord during its three month stay. So much that when King David was told about it he immediately journeyed to bring the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem. For both Obed-Edom and King David, Psalm 34:8 was relevant, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Throughout his life, King David knew what it was like to be blessed of God…and he wanted that again…for him and his people. While Obed-Edom had tasted for the first time the goodness of the Lord and now didn’t want it to leave. So much so, that he and his sons (and his entire household in tow) assisted King David to move the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem and then remained there to minister in the Sanctuary.

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