A Motivation For Worship
The ark of God was moved to Mount Zion and “worship” continued as before on Mount Gibeon without the ark – the presence of God. There are some people who get used to doing things one way. Only one particular routine becomes acceptable and any changes bring resentment. Likely human personalities will swing wide their gates to be used in a Michal-style resentment (2Sam.6:20). That resentment is not portrayed simply because it is the right of each American to express how they feel. It is made known as an intimidation. “Back off or you will get more of this.” Please allow me to point out the response scripture records that David had for Michal: And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour (2Sam 6:22). And this was David’s motivation in worship: “And David said unto Michal, It was BEFORE THE LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: THEREFORE I WILL PLAY BEFORE THE LORD” (2Sam 6:21). (1.) He had a motivation for worship and for change; (2.) His motivation was correct; (3.) His motivation was his courage.
(This is the thirteenth excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
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