3 And all the Israelites came together to the king at the time of the festival in the seventh month.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:3

Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:1-10

(Read 2 Chronicles 5:1-10)

The ark was a type of Christ, and, as such, a token of the presence of God. That gracious promise, Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world, does, in effect, bring the ark into our religious assemblies, if we by faith and prayer plead that promise; and this we should be most earnest for. When Christ is formed in a soul, the law written in the heart, the ark of the covenant settled there, so that it becomes the temple of the Holy Ghost, there is true satisfaction in that soul.