Day 11 Wednesday August 16
Dumbing down our emphasis on the Presence should never be to accommodate the Michals in the house.
DAVID’S RESPONSE TO Michal was very bold in many ways. So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel; therefore I will celebrate before the Lord. I will be more lightly esteemed than this and will be humble in my own eyes, but with the maids of whom you have spoken, with them I will be distinguished” (2 Samuel 6:21-22 NASB). The shepherd/ king made it clear that God chose him above her father. This was a biting comment to say the least. Her disregard for the Presence of God revealed that she carried some of the same lack of value for the Presence that her father Saul had lived by during his reign. David goes on to say that she basically hadn’t seen anything yet. In other words, if that embarrassed her, her future was not too bright. David was just getting warmed up. Michal’s criticism actually incited David to go to the next level in his worship. If she thought what David did was undignified, she’d better get ready for what was coming next. The devil actually doesn’t mind worship that is tame. It is extreme worship that exposes religion and threatens darkness.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING: 2 SAMUEL 6:21-22
Father, in response to Who You are and what You have done in my life, I cannot help but give You the highest praise. I continually bring before my mind the great things You have done. Every miracle, breakthrough, and blessing reveals Who You are. I give thanks for Your works, for they show me Your nature and Your character. You are truly worthy of all the praise!
WHAT FATHER IS SAYING TO ME TODAY?