Being in God’s Presence

King David is a complex character, but one thing I like about David is that he knows the importance of seeking after God’s presence. His pursuit of God is written all over the Psalms, it’s his first response to judgement when he loses his son, and it’s one of his first official actions as King. After defeating the Philistines in battle, David ceremoniously calls for the Ark of the Covenant to be brought to Jerusalem. The ark, a container that carries the presence of God when Israel is obedient and in right-standing with YHWH, is more than just a religious token