Read:  2 Samuel 6:1-23

David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me… I will celebrate before the Lord.  2 Samuel 6:21

Michal was David’s wife and the daughter of the last king (King Saul). She grew up royal and dignified. David was a shepherd who loved God and was grateful for God’s work in his life.

So David dances before the Lord (an act of worship in their culture), but takes it one step further. He dances in his underwear, embarrassing his refined wife.

I don’t think that David is setting an example for us as far as dancing in our underwear goes. But I do think that he sets an example for us as far as our passion for God outstripping (excuse the pun) our worry of what other people might think.

Worship is passion when it is in spirit and truth, and yet we so often hold back, afraid to sing out, afraid to raise hands or kneel down or whatever. I think we do need to be respectful of our neighbors, but most of the time we hold back not out of respect but because we are afraid of what others will think.

When you worship the Lord keep in mind what David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me… I will celebrate before the Lord.” Keep your eyes on Him and what He did for you, and worship Him, not the opinion of others.

Dear God, thank you for all that you have done for me. I choose today to worship you with all I am. In Jesus’ Name… Amen

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