And they brought in the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God. And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD and distributed to all Israel, both men and women, to each a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins.
Then he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel. Asaph was the chief, and second to him were Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals, and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.
—1 Chronicles 16:1-6
by: Angie Osborn.
Finally, the ark—the representation of God’s presence—was returned to Israel! David’s response to the ark’s return to Israel was one of praise-filled worship. He had learned from his past mistakes and was focused on basking in the presence of God. David also appointed Levites to commemorate the occasion and to thank and praise God. We, too, need to commemorate what God has done for us. Too often we do not take time to remember and thank God for all He has done. How can you commemorate what God has done in your life? Today, focus on what God has done in your life and with the excitement and heart of David—worship Him!