Dancing With All Our Might
2 Samuel 6; 1 Chronicles 13; Psalms 68; Matthew 17
“David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, sistrums and cymbals…David, wearing a linen ephod, he danced before the Lord with all his might…”
2 Samuel 6:5, 14
Worship must involve all that we are if it is to be a sacrifice of praise. The freedom that we were created to enjoy with our Creator is expressed in worship. However, when we don’t know God or the freedom of expressing our love to him in worship, we look for other ways to find freedom. Alcohol and drugs have been a substitute for many in this generation. Davie initially danced and worshiped without reverence for God’s presence and in the ‘prescribed way’, and Uzziah died. David had copied the Philistines in how they transported the ark. When he moved it a second time, only Levites carried the ark and David wore the linen ephod as a priest before God. He still danced and worshiped with all his might, but this time with understanding. It’s not just our passion or exuberance in worship, but our understanding of God’s ways that please him.
“Lord God, you are worthy of all my worship and praise this day. Be glorified in my life. I offer myself to you this day as a living sacrifice.”