Sunday, January 17, 2010
As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart. 2 Samuel 6:14-16
Do you hold back when worshiping the Lord in public (i.e. at church)? I do.
My husband spoke in our worship service this week. He talked about David dancing before the Lord, wearing a linen ephod as the ark of the covenant As the ark of the Lord was entering the city.
What is an ephod you might ask? Well I didn't really know so let me fill you in;
a richly embroidered, apronlike vestment having two shoulder straps and ornamental attachments for securing the breastplate, worn with a waistband by the high priest. Ex. 28:6, 7, 25–28.(Dictionary.com)
So king David removed his royal clothes and dawned the garments of a high priest. He put on the costume of a servant of God.
When we worship we need to humble ourselves before the Lord. We need to remember that this is for Him and not for ourselves. We need to leave behind our royal (selfish) attitudes.
When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, "How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, disrobing in the sight of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!"
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. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor." 2 Samuel 6:20-22
Oh how I want to worship with abandon. To pour out my love for God and express my joy at being His.
Truthfully I look around and think who is watching me? As I lift my arms I wonder do I have sweat stains in my pits? I need to throw off my fear of human opinion and become undignified.
I hope you will join me in making worshiping our Lord and King an honoring and praising time with Jesus and not a parade of how composed we can be.
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Posted by Goat Gal at 8:01 PM