5 July 2021 – 2 Samuel 6:14,15 (NIV)

Scripture

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.

Reflection

As I dropped by to visit some friends and knocked at their door, I was greeted by their 3 kids. All 3 of them looked so happy to see me, but it was the youngest one that started jumping up and down, like a little bouncing ball, before giving me my welcome hugs. It was like happiness couldn’t be contained! In today’s passage, David’s joy translated into spontaneous dancing.

A linen ephod was the usual clothing of the priests and Levites in their sacred services. For King David to let go of his royal robes signified and declared that although he was the king, he was presenting himself as one who was there serving the Lord. Because of David’s actions, he was judged and criticized by his wife, Michal, who was also King Saul’s daughter. David than replies, in v.21,22:

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.

That we would not be concerned about the criticism and judgment of others when we present ourselves to God and celebrate before Him!

In the song ‘Undignified’ David Crowder Band sings the following:

(…)

I will dance, I will sing to be mad for my King

Nothing more that’s hindering, there’s passion in my soul

I will dance, I will sing to be mad for my King

Nothing more that’s hindering, there’s passion in my soul

 

[Chorus]

I’ll become even more undignified than this

Some may say it’s foolishness

But I’ll become even more undignified than this, oh yes

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in your current situation

Prayer

I focus my thoughts upon the image of Christ upon the cross, acknowledging its terror but also allowing thanks to arise in my heart for this tangible proof that love wins.

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Su Tsai is the Community Life Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been on staff since 2006 as the Youth Director and the Community Life Director since 2012.