I read a great quote tonight:
“When you get excited about God, don’t expect everybody to get excited about your excitement.” Mark Batterson, In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day
It’s kind of the whole story with David and his wife Michal. When the Ark of the Lord entered Jerusalem, David danced…
“David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.” 2 Samuel 6:14-15
While David rejoiced and celebrated God’s goodness, Michal despised…
“As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart.” 2 Samuel 6:16
So the lesson for me is twofold: first, not everyone rejoices for you when you’re rejoicing; and, second, I need to humble myself and realize that I am often guilty of jealousy and criticism of those in the dance that is brought on by blessing and joy.
May we all learn to get excited for others… the way we would want them to be excited for us.
P.S. I nominate Kip to play David in an upcoming skit of 2 Samuel chapter 6 :)