Season after Pentecost, Proper 10, Year B, Old Testament
Scripture: 2 Samuel 6: 1-5, 12b-19
We continue to remember Israel’s leaders and how they strived to serve God. Each had their own challenges and gifts. The need for faithful leadership continues today and we seek wisdom from how these leaders sought the welfare of their people and showed their devotion to God.
The emphasis is on celebration of our relationship with God. David brings the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, thus making this important city a religious center as well as a political one. The Ark of the Covenant represented the people’s relationship with God. David as king wants to do what is right for the people and in God’s eyes. Most of the time he succeeds. Part of the celebration is sharing food with everyone. We celebrate in community.