of David, which has fallen down,
That they may possess the remnant of Edom,
Lord who does this thing.
Under the Old Covenant, God was feared and placed at a distance. Only the high priest ever saw the ark while it was in the tabernacle, and that only once per year. David was reaching forward to a better covenant built upon better promises, when all of God’s people can go boldly into the presence of the Lord and embrace the mercy seat of heaven, covered by the blood of the precious, spotless Lamb.
Just as in David’s tabernacle, the blessings are not on the tent, but on the Ark in the tent. Jesus is the Ark personified in the finished work. The blessings that we experience are not because of us but because of our Jesus in us! Therefore, His blessings are not dependent on how good we are or how consecrated we may be, but rather they are dependent on how good Jesus is.