Thursday, October 27, 2011
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In spite of the reverses suffered in his previous attempt to locate the ark in the capital city, David was determined to complete this project. He fortified Jerusalem and continued to build “houses” in the city. These houses would be directly related to his government. As the king directed all of this activity Jerusalem came to be known as “the city of David,” peculiarly identified with him. As he was caught up in the business of establishing his government in Jerusalem David could [and would] not forget the ark of the covenant. A special tent was constructed in the city to serve temporarily as a shelter for the sacred vessel.
David’s desire to make Jerusalem a holy city is now evident, so the ark was brought to Jerusalem. The Philistines were never victorious in their encounters with David. Their gods failed them and they fled before the mighty invisible army of Jehovah.