David danced before the Lord with all his might


2 Sam.6:14 : David… danced before the Lord with all his might

Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” (2 Samuel.6:12.)he went with his people and was bringing it to Jerusalem with rejoicing. Ark of God was in captivity for many years and bringing it back became a national event. Before God, David felt it to be inappropriate to come as the King of Israel in royal garments but he came rather as a common servant in ordinary clothes.David acknowledged the Kingship and rule of God in Israel.

“David,wearing a linen ephod, danced before the Lord with all his might”.( 2.Sam.6:14.)

Michal, wife of David and the daughter of Saul, was not happy that “King David was leaping and dancing before the Lord,she despised him in her heart.” (2 Sam.6:16) When she told this to him, David’s answer was “It was before the Lord ,who chose me….I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes” (2.Sam.6:21,22.)

David remembered that it was the Lord who chose him as the King of Israel from an ordinary Shepherd boy. He was dancing and leaping to express his thanks.

When David saw God ,he forgot about himself or what people will think about him. Michal was more conscious about herself and was thinking about what people would think.

Are we thankful to the LORD who brought us to this stage in our life?

Are we God conscious or self conscious?

Are we trying to give God all the glory or trying to get honour and glory from others?

Are we willing to be nothing before God and give Him everything we have got?

Are we willing to publicly honour the LORD with our position, health and wealth?

Let us be a DAVID for the LORD.

Rev.C.V.Abraham.

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