“Then let us bring again the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it in the days of Saul" (v3). Chronicles presents King David as a leader who, despite his faults, knew that Israel’s strength was in the Lord (while Saul did not). The ark of the covenant had been residing in a town of Judah (v6), and as David consolidated control of Israel, one of his first acts was to bring the ark to Jerusalem. He consulted “with every leader” (v1), and “all the assembly” agreed (v4).
“If it seems good to you and from the Lord our God …” (v2). Godly leadership teaches us to depend not on ourselves, but on the Creator who dwells among us.