Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. 2 Samuel 6:16
Michal, David’s wife, despised David in her heart. This is the same woman that loved him when her father, King Saul, hated him and tried to kill him.
Perhaps she was upset because father and brothers were dead, though it was not the fault of David.
Was she upset that David returned the Ark to Israel, something her father did not do?
Maybe she was mad because she had started a new life with a new husband but she was taken away from him and returned back to David, her first husband.
It’s possible Michal did not see David as acting “kingly” as he danced through the streets of Bethlehem.
She lived the rest of her days without ever getting pregnant and bearing children. I think though she was David’s wife, he never went to her anymore after this incident.
So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord. 2 Samuel 6:21
People celebrate God in different ways. I’ve seen people dance and jump around. I’ve seen them run. I’ve seen others stand quietly, while others raised their hands in praise.
God is worth celebrating. Celebrate with your whole being.
For several weeks I’d start to feeling poorly on Saturday night. By Sunday morning I strongly feel the need to stay home, but I’ll tell myself to go on to church. This morning as a few others pastor had to pray over me to be able to stay. Without fail I am always exceedingly glad that I went. Always so blessed. Yes God is worthy to be praised at all times!