LGD 064: Undignified

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I love dancing, but as a person who has two left feet (and no rhythm), it makes it somewhat challenging. When I first saw Riverdance, I was mesmerized.

Man doing hand stand on one hand while breakdancing
Photo by Michael Afonso on Unsplash

The dancers were incredible. The music combined with the dance read like a classic novel.

After 25 years, they were performing a limited run of the program, and so I grabbed my tickets. I was just as mesmerized this time, as I was the first time I saw them.

Today, we jump into the story in 2 Samuel 6, where King David brings the ark of the Lord back to the City of David.

“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 6:16

His wife, Michal is none too pleased with his behavior, and she shared her feelings with him.

“How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!”

2 Samuel 6:20

King David replies,

“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 6:21b-22

David’s reaction was from a heart full of love and joy for his Lord. He was not dancing to make a fool of himself, but rather as an outpouring his heart.

Our joy should radiate from hearts that are full of love and joy for our Savior. It should be present on our faces and translate to the tips of our toes.

Even though life around us is a bit tougher than we anticipated this year, we can celebrate, shout and dance as David danced.

Today, fill your cup so it overflows and let the joy of the Lord pour from your soul, so the whole world will see your love for your Lord.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the example of King David who danced and celebrated with great joy at the return of the ark of the Lord. Help us to share our joy with those we encounter today. Thank you for your love and grace. Amen!

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I am the host of an ABF Lifegroup - a collection of folks doing community and life together. We are a ministry of Agoura Bible Fellowship. When I am not leading this group, I love to travel, take photographs, share stories, and design workspaces that matter.

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