And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants’ female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” – 2 Sam 6:20 ESV
God DEMANDS that He be our FIRST LOVE, our primary focus! Do you REVERE the LORD? Does your love for GOD and HIS GLORY outweigh your love for your wife and kids? Does your DESIRE to HONOR God exceed your need of approval and respect from those around you? If not, then you have your FAMILY, your SPOUSE, your SELF, and\or your EGO, on your throne! In Exodus 34:13 God reiterates; You must worship no other gods, for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you. Confirmation of Ex 20:3, Dt 5:7.
Leader, 2 Sam 6 shows Davids struggle as our own today. He was excited about God’s presence until GOD’s reverence and awesome power was deemed UNFAIR! In v8-10 David disagreed with God’s law and wanted nothing to do with Him. THEN when the LORD blessed Obed-edom and all his household- David NOW wanted God to be close by!
Conduit, David is called a MAN AFTER GODS OWN HEART, and He struggled with His walk with God! But David finally Got it right (v 21-22); David retorted to Michal, “I was dancing before the LORD, who chose me above your father and all his family… so I celebrate before the LORD. Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes! Are you willing to put your LOVE of GOD before your LOVE of the WORLD and the ADMIRATION of MEN? What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?!!