Dance like David
"Then David danced before the Lord with all his might;
and David was wearing a linen ephod."
2 Samuel 6:14
During that moment, David was so overwhelmed with joy because the Ark of God was returned to Jerusalem. The verse said that David danced before God with all his might. This means that he was jumping, leaping, whirling and rejoicing with all his strength, to the extent that his wife, Michal, who saw him dancing detested his actions.
2 Samuel 6:16 "Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart."
2 Samuel 6:20 "Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, “How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!"
She ridiculed him and pointed out that he acted like he was a commoner. Michal, as a King's daughter, believed that his dancing was improper and not honorable. However, David stood firm in his faith. He still declared that he will dance and play for the Lord because he owe everything that he has to Him.
2 Samuel 6:21-22 So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord. And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor.”
He even added that he will even look foolish in the future when praising the Lord, but his fellow believers will still look at him with dignity because they know that he danced for God.
When the spirit of the Lord comes upon my heart
I will dance like David danced.
Have you felt the spirit of God?
Did you ever danced like David?
Did someone criticized you like Michal?
When the presence of God prompts you to dance to express your love and gratitude for Him, just do it. Do not think of the people around you, because it is just between you and the Lord. You are made to glorify Him, so fulfill that purpose. Show your humility and reverence like David and God will bless you endlessly. Let God be the judge of those who make fun of you.
2 Samuel 6:23 "Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death."
Therefore, Dance for Him.
Play for Him.
Sing for Him.
Because you are made by Him.
And you are greatly loved by Him
God bless you!