2 Samuel 6:16
“And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.”
She was the daughter of Saul, the jealous archrival of King David.
She was David’s first wife.
She saw her husband praising the Lord as the Ark arrived.
2 Samuel 6:17
“And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.”
She watched as he offered offerings.
She watched as he blessed the people.
2 Samuel 6:18
“And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.
She then reviled him for humbling himself before the Lord as he worshipped.
2 Samuel 6:20
“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 to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!”
It is assumed that David removed only his royal apparel as he bowed before the Lord in His presence.
2 Samuel 6:21
“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 will I play before the LORD.”
She mocked his humility as he honored the Lord by playing and dancing.
1 Corinthians 2:14
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Michal serves as an example of those who persecute those who are sincere in their worship.
“He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.“
Those that complain and criticize are often those that only watch rather than participating.
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