An Undignified Praise

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“And I will be even more undignified than this and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor.” — 2 Samuel 6:22


David was a man after God’s own heart. (Acts 13:22) So, when he brings the ark of God into Jerusalem, he does it with much gladness. His act of praising God with all his might was a testimony to all that looked upon him. All except one, his wife, Michal.

Michal despised her husband’s acts of worship. She felt David disgraced himself.

Her words were bitter and cutting, and justly so, she received sharpness, in return, for being so prudent.

David did not allow her attitude of pride and criticism to keep him from praising God. Instead, he looked at her and said,

“It was before the Lord [that I did this],

who chose me above your father and all his house,

to appoint me as ruler over Israel, the people of the Lord.

Therefore, I will celebrate [in pure enjoyment] before the Lord.”

Yet I will demean myself even more than this and will be humbled (abased)

in my own sight [and yours, as I please], but by the maids whom you mentioned,

by them, I shall be held in honor.” (2 Samuel 6:21–22, AMP)


In other words, I am not dancing for you or anyone else. Instead, all of my glory is directed toward God.

The miraculous hand of God supports David’s actions.

It was God who anointed him to be king.

God was the source of his strength when he fought against Goliath.

It was God who sent him a true friend in the person of Jonathan in his time of need.

So, I ask you, who wouldn’t praise a God like this?

There will always be people like Michal who criticize a wholehearted expression of worship.

We should not allow what others think to keep us from praising God.

God created us to give Him praise, and He created us to worship Him.

David was willing to sacrifice his honor and submit himself if it meant God being glorified in the process.

What are you willing to sacrifice for God so that He is exalted in and through your life?

Circumstances can hinder our worship if we view them from an earthly perspective. Like David, we should see our worship from heaven’s point of view.

The four living creatures in Revelation 4:8 do not rest when it comes to worship.

Day and night, they cry,

“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”

And the twenty-four elders, who stand before the throne, join them by declaring,

“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.” — Revelation 4:11


We see that all creation should honor and praise the Creator of all things from these words.

Yes, life will happen; nevertheless, we should never allow it to overshadow our praise. God is too good for us to sacrifice honoring Him.

Join me next week for Coffee on The Couch.