Verse: and Adonai handed Y’hoyakim king of Judah over to him, along with some of the articles from the house of God. He took them to the land of Shin‘ar, to the house of his god and placed the articles in the storehouse of his god.
Insight: The mystery surrounding the final whereabouts of the ark of the covenant may be addressed in this verse. After the fall of Jerusalem at the hands of Babylon the ark is never mentioned again in the scriptures. However, we see the return of the "mercy seat", of the ark, as the Holy Spirit dwells in us under the "new covenant".
Prayer: Lord You have given us the Holy spirit that we might come into Your presence. Your mercy is everlasting and is upon us. Thak You Lord for Your grace. In Jesus Name