“So the priests and the Levites consecrated themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD” (v14). Having learned that God’s presence in the ark was not to be taken lightly or used for human glory, King David called the priests and Levites to prepare themselves to carry it properly to Jerusalem (v2). They dressed in fine clothes and sacrificed along the way. “So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, to the sound of the horn, trumpets, and cymbals …” (v28).
“We did not seek Him according to the rule …” (v13). God isn’t a tool to be consulted when we need something; He is holy, awesome, worthy of worship and respect.