Having settled himself in Jerusalem, David decided it was time to bring the ark of the Lord to his capital. This time, we see that he learned his lesson. He has a new tabernacle built, as the old one was still being used at Gibeon where the ark was. He also gathers together the Levites to transport the ark, specifically because the Lord had broken out against Uzzah and the cart. Each of the clans of Levi are represented in the gathering people who will accompany the ark on its journey. The high priests who serve before the Lord are also present, and they lead the people in consecrating themselves so that they may approach God’s holy presence as represented by the ark.
Our sin prevents us from approaching the light of Your glory and holiness, but You have cleansed us and made us whole.