Ashamed of Worship

2 Samuel 6:16

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.

The previous devotion saw how David danced before the Lord.  David’s wife, Michal, is disgusted by his display.  She responds to David in verse 20, “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 did not expose himself and at worst was dancing in his underwear, but Michal believed that a king should be above any such display.  To dance around in a linen ephod meant to take off the robes of a king and lower oneself.

Worship is all about humility however.  When we worship the Lord, we acknowledge that He is above us.  Michal was ashamed of the way that David had acted however.  We may be uncomfortable with certain expressions of worship as well.  The important thing to remember is that we are incapable of judging the heart.

While there are times that worship comes in the form of entertainment or is more of a frenzy than anything orderly, we must be careful of how we judge.  God desires worship from the heart and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it if that is its origin.  Certainly some things that people call worship is nothing more than entertainment or even just chaos.  However, only God is able to discern the heart and He knows what is true worship.  We should focus on our own worship and let God be concerned about how other people may or may not be worshipping.

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