KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Samuel 6:21 “And David said unto Michal, it was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore, will I play before the LORD”.
The ark of the Lord finally got to Jerusalem amidst praises, songs with instrumentation. King David wore a linen Ephod. The linen material was very light and so could not easily generate sweat which normally created a foul smell. This garment was worn by the priest as a symbol of purity.
King David was totally given to God. He only focused on the Lord and how to express his praise and worship to the highest degree. The king danced, praised God to the degree that he was almost naked, yet he cared less about it.
In 2nd Samuel 6:16 the scriptures said Michal David’s wife looked through the window seeing, how David was dancing and leaping before the Lord, despised him in her heart.
In the church of God many people just go as spectators and not participators. They stare at those who are “crazily” dancing or prostrating on the floor and they castigate such people in their minds. This is rather dangerous, as we studied in our previous lesson that the power of God does not determine who to blessed or who is to be cursed. It is always the condition of your heart that determines. Michal was not praising the Lord. She rather despised a man who was busily praising the Lord.
When David finally settled at home, Michal did not keep her thoughts in her head but went ahead and expressed them to David. Thoughts could be our own creation, suggestions from demons or from the Spirit of God that we feed on. Thoughts in the head do not become authentic or something established in the realms of the spirit until they are spoken out of the mouth. (Romans 10:9-10). She said the king uncovered himself in the eyes of the hand maidens of his own servants as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovered himself. Her words seriously implicated her. (2nd Samuel 6:20). This woman was very fleshly or carnally minded. She saw nothing spiritual about all that transpired. Note carnality is always death and spirituality is always life. David answered her that God choose him in place of his father and all Israel and so he will “play” before the Lord. To play means he would make himself nothing. Dear child of God never make yourself somebody before God. Whenever you stand to worship Him, acknowledge that It is the Lord alone that matters. Your goal in worship must only to please Him and not you or another person.
*God’s anger came on Michal and was barren till death. Never despise a deed done for the Lord.
I am committed to lifting His name in all I do. My life is for the Lord and would give my praise and worship to honor Him alone.
2 Samuel 6:22 “And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour.”
2 Samuel 6:23 “Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.”