FRIDAY 4 December, 2015
Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, “How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” - 2 Samuel 6:20
In Verse 16, when David’s wife, Michal, saw him dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart. She was a women controlled by her flesh, so she thought David was showing off for the women of Israel. She did not recognize his celebration was unto the Lord. He was dancing for the Lord, because the Ark of the Covenant was coming to Jerusalem.
David returned home after a great celebration with the people, after blessing the people with a loaf of bread, a cake of raisins and a piece of meat. After blessing the people, he returned to bless his household and Michal came out to meet him; literally, she came out to rebuke him.
David was spiritually celebrating! Was she in the spirit? No, she was in the flesh! She did not spend any time with God, so she was not connected to the spirituality of David when he came into the city dancing and whirling around to the Lord.
What blew me away about this is how much her actions were like Satan when he challenges each one of us after we have had a close encounter with the Lord. When we come home from a conference or retreat and the Lord has spoken to us so tremendously, Satan is waiting at our homes with some problem to discourage us and make us get our eyes off the Lord.
Nothing promotes the activity of the devil more than the Christian’s proximity to God.
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