“And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul.”
King James Version (KJV)
13:3 For, &c. - The ark was then neglected; and the generality of thepeople contented themselves with going to Gibeon and offering sacrificesthere, not caring, though the ark, the soul of the tabernacle, was inanother place. As soon as David had power in his hand, he would use itfor the advancement of religion. It ought to be the first care of thosethat are enriched or preferred, to honour God with their honours, and toserve him and the interests of his kingdom among men, with their wealthand power.