Now that David has been recognized as king, it’s time for him to begin to establish his kingdom. David consults the Lord before he goes into battles, and prioritizes the worship of the Lord as a matter of great importance. With much fanfare, he moves the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, and worships in a very un-regal fashion. King David expresses his desire to make a house of worship for the Lord, rather than a tent. God, who has never needed a house, says that rather He will build a David’s house, establishing the kingdom of the Son of David forever.