Giving up your dignity and pride

II Samuel 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.

David had been worshipping God as the ark made its way to the city. Michal, his wife and the daughter of King Saul, was not pleased because he had lost his decorum. He was not acting like a king. He wasn’t showing the dignity of his office. He was acting like a common worshipper of the Lord. He didn’t seem concerned about what people were thinking of him.

Now to put this in to today’s society it is the rich man in the fine suit being willing to get on his knees at an altar. It is the proud man being willing to humble himself. It is the big shot serving instead of ordering people around. The higher up you go the more you feel like you get to be in charge and control. There is a certain dignity that comes with the position.

His wife was upset. You looked like a commoner out there today. You weren’t very kingly. David said he didn’t care. He had lost himself in his worship of God. Regular people would respect that even if she never would. He was more than willing to go lower for God and to worship Him.

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