As we begin a new series, “What Happens When We Worship,” we learn that King David longs to renew the nation of Israel in the worship of God by bringing the Ark of God to Jerusalem. As he transports the ark into the city he leads his people in a procession of worship. As we take a look at 1 Chronicles 16 we will discover 5 components of worship that David used as he led his people in the worship of God.
David and the Ark of God
1 Chronicles 16
1. (Thanks and Thought)
Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders.
v. 8-9 NASB
Remember the wonders He has performed, His miracles, and the rulings He has given.
v. 12 NLT
2. (Remember and Rejoice)
Remember His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations, the covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac. He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant…
v. 15-17 NASB
Declare His glory among the nations, His wondrous works among all peoples.
v. 24 CSB
3. (Worth-ship and Wonder)
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
v. 25-26 NASB
4. (Declare and Delight)
Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Tell all the nations, “The LORD reigns!”
v. 31 NLT
And say: “Save us, God of our salvation; gather us and rescue us from the nations so that we may give thanks to Your holy name and rejoice in Your praise.”
v. 35 CSB
5. (Give an Offering)
Give to the LORD the glory He deserves! Bring your offering and come into His presence.
v. 29 NLT