Only seven months had passed since the Ark of the Covenant was captured by the Philistines. After only seven months it was sent back to Israel, but wasn’t immediately brought to the city of Jerusalem. It would be some 30 years before David and all of Israel would witness the return of the Ark of the Lord.
As that day came, David threw off the vestures of royalty and trappings of kingly dignity and worshipped the Lord with all his might. He “danced before the Lord with all his might.” It didn’t matter who was watching. He was dancing to an audience of one – God! Are you passionate about your worship of God and His Son, Jesus? How would you worship if you were standing in His very presence today? Well, the Word tells us He inhabits the praise of His people!
David’s main concern that day was to please God with His worship. We are commanded to worship Him in the OT commandments and in the NT covenant. Hebrews warns us that it is impossible to please God without faith. God rewards those who diligently seek Him. (Heb. 11:6) and in Acts 2:42 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Research of the verse of the Bible. Is our worship befitting for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
David wasn’t too concerned with who was watching or what they thought about his demonstrative worship. As a matter of fact, his worship displayed a complete disregard of public perception. It didn’t matter what anyone else thought – even his wife, Micah! Does the opinions of others impede your worship and restrict His presence in your life?
… Think about it.