King David’s Reasons to Worship
Disrobing – Part 1
Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 6:11-23
Key Verse: 2 Samuel 6:21
David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel — I will celebrate before the Lord.
There is an old proverb that says: “Those who hear not the music think the dancer is mad.” This saying sets the stage for our story today. David was bringing the ark of God back to Jerusalem. It was a great moment in the history of Israel. There were shouts of joy and sounds of trumpets. It seemed like the whole nation of Israel was there to celebrate. King David took off his outer robe so he could really dance before the Lord. Dance he did, the scripture describes his dancing as “with all his might.”
From a distant window, Michal, daughter of Saul, was disgusted with David’s dance and despised David in her heart. You might say Michal could not hear the music; she had no interest in worship or praise for the God David served.
Many people are much like Michal; they can’t hear the music. They are not thrilled with God because they don’t know God. Worship, to the unredeemed, looks like foolishness. Interestingly, one word for worship in the Hebrew language is “hallah,” which means: clamorously foolish! From the outside, worshiping someone you cannot see seems foolish. Singing and raising hands to God seems so foolish to those who don’t understand His splendor.
Do you worship like David or look on like Michal? Don’t allow your pride to overcome your worship of our Creator God!
Father, you are worthy of my uncensored worship. Blessed is your name! It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.