2Sa 6:11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household. 2Sa 6:12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
There is something to be said about continuity in God which can be like the willow of the wisp at times. It is there and then it is not. Children of God find it hard to understand how to maintain the presence of God as a habitation rather than a visitation. Are they to be blamed for this? I think so. Apostle Paul puts it this way. 1Co_6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? You can see from this question that is posed, we lack knowledge of the presence of God in our bodies. God does not occupy temples made with hands but only occupies places that are cleansed and kept clean, otherwise, He leaves. 1Sa_4:21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband. The glory had left the inner most sanctum of God’s temple because of the sins of High Priest Eli and his two sons.