“Now as the ark of the covenant of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal the daughter of Saul was looking down from the window, and when she saw King David dancing and spinning, she despised him in her heart.”
1 Chronicles 15:29 MEV
Praise is a personal response to what God has done in us and for us. Michal David’s wife did not go thru what David did to bring the ark to Jerusalem. The first time he attempted to bring Gods presence back, he mishandled it and Uzzah dies by the ark. They tri d to roll it in on a cart. We need to handle Gods presence well. But, David just wanted to bring the ark back, and not everyone was happy. Not everyone will like it. Even at the point where the ark entered the city, David was praising because of what he had been thru…Michael disposed his praise.
Don’t despise someone’s praise. Don’t look down on people because of how they praise. David was dancing and spinning! It’s time we learn to just be free enough to praise him based on all that He has done for us. We have been thru a lot, but that does not change who God is!
Praise is a response…so let’s praise him!
Lord help me to never gage my praise on the response around me! You have done so much more for me! Forgive me for the times where I was reserved, because of who was near me..I want you to be near me.