Read: 1 Chronicles 16:37-43, 2 Samuel 6:20-23, 2 Samuel 8:15-18/1 Chronicles 18:14-17, 2 Samuel 9, 2 Samuel 7/1 Chronicles 17
The Daily Bible doesn’t provide commentary for today’s reading and so I want to share what has touched me the past couple days.
David is a worshiper. He praises God when he’s down, when he’s failing, when his life’s at stake, when he’s provided for, when he’s protected and especially when things are set right…as seen in yesterday’s reading when the ark of the covenant finally returns to Jerusalem.
David’s heart is poetry and music. He worships God with his whole being and his whole body…and his wife Michal is offended by it:
“How the king of Israel distinguished himself today! He uncovered himself today in the eyes of his servants’ maids as one of the foolish ones shamelessly uncovers himself!” 2 Samuel 6:20
But God intends for us to worship Him fully…in every moment of our day, through every aspect of our lives, upon every fiber of our being. That’s exactly what David did and I believe God punishes Michal for rebuking him. (v. 23)
God gave us a spirit that praises Him and David gets that. He sets up the first official worship team (1 Chronicles 15:16-24)…which is true to my heart… a team which consists of singers, instrument players and a worship leader who are to only serve God through music!!
I cannot wait for heaven. To sing with all the redeemed to our precious Savior, forever more.