He was met with ridicule and scorn, by the daughter of the king.
David’s heart did not lament
He danced all the more for God, as he went…
Heart and spirit completely free…
It was for God alone, he danced to please…
A truer heart there could not be,
Than the heart of David who would be king.
David danced with all his might, jumping twirling,
O glorious sight…
Trumpets blowing, no terror or fright
Glory to God in the Highest was meant
Not for men, but for love of Him, David leapt and sent,
Up worship and praise, for his heart was bent, towards heaven’s domain.
So smirk if you must and hide your face
But God in his mercy and loving grace…
Gives David his royal, rightful place…
Within the palace walls he’ll replace
A would be king who fell from grace…
Disobedience and pride, disgraced.
Do not mock the anointed of the Lord
Dance David, dance once more.
Freedom, Victory, give it all you’ve got…
This time in history is your one shot…
To dance before the Lord with all your heart!
–Marla Shaw O’Neill May 31, 2017
13 When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. 14 Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, 15 while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.
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.
17 They brought the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the Lord. 18 After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord Almighty. 19 Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women. And all the people went to their homes.
20 When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “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!”
21 David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord. 22 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.”
23 And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death. 2 Samuel 6:13-23 NIV
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Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4