1 Chronicles 15: Praising in Public
1 Chronicles 15 was a big deal for David. He was excited to finally be bringing the Ark of the Covenant home to where it really belonged. He knew that they should have brought it with them earlier, and he knew that there had been some issues due to that the delay.
1Ch 15:13 For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.
When they actually went to bring it back, David made sure that there was a party going on. His wife was not thrilled that he was running around singing and dancing because that is probably not conduct becoming for a king. However, I think that he was obviously excited, and there is nothing wrong with that.
1Ch 15:28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.
1Ch 15:29 And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.
I think that this is how we all should worship. For one thing, we need to worship no matter what other people think. Even though David’s wife was stressed out, David was going to keep praising God. For Christians today, even if we get laughed at or made fun of, that shouldn’t slow us down.
One other one point is that we need to make a big deal out of worship. We need to be excited to do it. When you are just going through the motions, it is not real worship. It doesn’t have to be loud and raucous, but it does need to be passionate. God has done so much, and He deserves all of our praise.
His wife might not have been impressed, but I am impressed by David’s praise to God.