Today's Verse: 2 Samuel 6:21

Monday, June 21, 2004

David said to Michal, "It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel — I will celebrate before the Lord."
— 2 Samuel 6:21
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

David's wife, Michal, ridiculed her husband, the King, for his "undignified" exuberance as he rejoiced and danced before the Ark of the Covenant as it returned. Apparently, David wasn't kingly enough for Michal. David refused, however, to be deterred by her criticism. The ark's return was a reason for celebration. His God was the only true and living God. His God had given him victory after victory over dangerous foes. His God had preserved his people through hardships and difficulties over a long history of challenges, oppression, wandering, and battling. In his joyous delight, David was determined to celebrate before the Lord with a full heart, a dancing body, and without concern for his position in Israel. God had brought this day of deliverance, so David declared, "I will celebrate before the Lord." Shouldn't we?

Video Commentary...

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My Prayer...

Lord God Almighty, you are full of grace and mercy, awesome in power and holiness; you are my joy, my hope, and my future. I rejoice in you as the only One and the only thing worthy of all glory, honor, and praise. I will celebrate you, O Lord, for you alone are worthy of my praise! In Jesus' name, I cry, Hallelujah, and amen.

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Illustration of 2 Samuel 6:21 — David said to Michal, "It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel — I will celebrate before the Lord."

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.