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Friday, July 12th, 2024
the Week of Proper 9 / Ordinary 14
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Bible Commentaries
1 Chronicles 15

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole BibleMorgan's Exposition

Verses 1-29

From this account of bringing the Ark from the house of Obed-edom into the city, it is evident that David had learned the lesson which the death of Uzzah was intended to teach. He declared that the work of carrying the Ark must be the Levites' only. After careful preparation of the Tent for its reception, which would almost certainly be according to the ancient pattern given to Moses, the ceremony of bearing it into its resting place was carried out.

The king's love of music is evident in this story. Companies of instrumentalists and singers were appointed; leaders accompanied the Ark, and with high jubilation it was borne by the priests into the prepared Tent. One shadow fell across the brightness of the day. It was the mockery of Michal, Saul's daughter, for her husband, David. The incident illustrates the perpetual inability of the earthly minded to appreciate the gladness of the spiritual. The external manifestations of the joy of those who hold communion with God cannot convey to the unenlightened mind the real meaning of that spiritual delight. A meeting for prayer and praise is still held in contempt by those who have no personal knowledge of the peace and joy of the Secret Place of the Most High.

Bibliographical Information
Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 15". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gcm/1-chronicles-15.html. 1857-84.
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