Congregation Beth El, Port Orchard, Washington

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September 20, 2012

Restoring the Hebrew Roots of our Faith
Davidic Dance

Judges 21:21 And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

Psalm 150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Jeremiah 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

We are commanded to dance before the lord in singing and dance. David danced with all his might.

2 Samuel 6:13 And it was [so], that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings. 
2Sam 6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all [his] might; and David [was] girded with a linen ephod. 
2Sam 6:15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. 
2Sam 6:16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart. 
2Sam 6:17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD. 
2Sam 6:18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts. 
2Sam 6:19 And he dealt among all the people, [even] among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece [of flesh], and a flagon [of wine]. So all the people departed every one to his house. 
2Sam 6:20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! 
2Sam 6:21 And David said unto Michal, [It was] before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD. 
2Sam 6:22 And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour. 
2Sam 6:23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

Did David do any thing indecent to deserve scorn?

While it is true that David was girded up with a linen Ephod. This was not his only garment. David became humble before the Lord, divested of royal robes and Mical spoke against him and held him in contempt for dancing as a common man and without royal robes..

One should not presume to speak against the Lord's anointed, like Dathan who rose up against Moses leadership and was consumed by the ground. In this case Mical lay claim to David being indecent in his joyous dancing before they Lord. Her pride left her barren till the day she died.

"He has shone you oh man what is good and what the Lord requires of you, to do justice and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Davidic dance is the outward pouring of the praises of God's people.

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