It is thought that David brought up the Ark from Kirjath-jearim (the place of woods), where it had reposed for twenty years. David speaks of finding it there. His design was to build a place for it at Jerusalem, but that was denied him and granted to his son, Solomon. Nevertheless, he brought the Ark up and tabernacled it at Jerusalem. This typified the ascension of Christ into His church as its Head, and worship was rendered unto Him.
The first part of the psalm shows David’s desire, intention and pledge. He was restless until a place of worship was erected. Then the second half describes God’s covenant engagement with David, that his seed would continue to reign upon the throne. This looks beyond Solomon and his successors to the coming of Christ, who was “Made of the seed of David according to the flesh.” And in Christ, His spiritual offspring shall inhabit Zion, the church. This is where God loves to dwell, this is His rest. Christ would be the One, the horn of David, whom God would make strong for Himself. He assures that He will provide all spiritual benefits, and a ministry that would preach salvation.
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