So David left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister regularly before the ark as each day required, and also Obed-edom and his sixty-eight brothers, while Obed-edom, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah were to be gatekeepers. And he left Zadok the priest and his brothers the priests before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon to offer burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering regularly morning and evening, to do all that is written in the Law of the LORD that he commanded Israel. With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever. Heman and Jeduthun had trumpets and cymbals for the music and instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were appointed to the gate.
Then all the people departed each to his house, and David went home to bless his household.
—1 Chronicles 16:37-43
by: Angie Osborn.
The day that the ark was presented was a day of worship, sacrifice, and celebration. David did not plan for it to stop there though; it was only the beginning. David instituted ongoing service and worship before the Ark of the Covenant at its new resting place in Jerusalem. In doing so, David highlighted the importance of regular, daily worship. It is easy to get busy during the week and limit our focus of worship to Sabbath, but we are called to worship at all times. We are reminded of this in Psalm 113:3, “From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”