1 Chronicles 15:25-29 Click on link to read passage. You may select your own version of the Bible after the link opens.

The passage in my previous post emphasized the planning that went into preparing for the acts of worship as the ark of God was brought back to Palestine. Today’s passage tells how the praise was carried out.

There was much ceremony with the singing and the musical instruments. All the singers, musicians, and persons involved in the procession, including King David, were dressed in fine linen. Seven bulls and seven rams were sacrificed as an offering of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Because of the differences in the ancient culture of these Israelites in comparison to the ways we celebrate and worship today, it is hard for us to wrap our minds around the events of that day. But I think it is time well spent to stop and close my eyes and try to imagine all of these things happening at one time. The people were celebrating with their whole heart, body, and soul.

David was so caught up in the celebration and worship of God that he danced for joy. His wife, Michal, who was the daughter of the former King Saul, was embarrassed by David’s dancing and despised him in her heart. According to the account as it appears in 2 Samuel 6:20-23, Michal’s harsh words to David cost her dearly. God closed her womb, and she never bore any children.

God is worthy of our worship and praise. If we are uncomfortable in expressing sincere adoration and praise to him, we need to evaluate our relationship with him. Seek him with all your heart and soul and you will find him.

Father God, please accept our offerings of worship and praise. Help us to know and love you more that we may praise you more.

Copyright © 2008 by Janice Green

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