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Summary: Sometimes in this life we need to dance before the Lord like David did so that God gets the glory. But there will be critics!

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It’s time to dance!

Thesis: Sometimes in this life we need to dance before the Lord like David did so that God gets the glory. But there will be critics!

Texts:

2 Samuel 6

The Holy Bible, New International Version

2 Samuel 6:1 (NIV)

1David again brought together out of Israel chosen men, thirty thousand in all.

2 Samuel 6:2 (NIV)

2He and all his men set out from Baalah of Judah£ to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name,£ the name of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim that are on the ark.

2 Samuel 6:3 (NIV)

3They set the ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart

2 Samuel 6:4 (NIV)

4with the ark of God on it,£ and Ahio was walking in front of it.

2 Samuel 6:5 (NIV)

5David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating with all their might before the LORD, with songs£ and with harps, lyres, tambourines, sistrums and cymbals.

2 Samuel 6:6 (NIV)

6When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out and took hold of the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled.

2 Samuel 6:7 (NIV)

7The LORD’S anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act; therefore God struck him down and he died there beside the ark of God.

2 Samuel 6:8 (NIV)

8Then David was angry because the LORD’S wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.£

2 Samuel 6:9 (NIV)

9David was afraid of the LORD that day and said, “How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?”

2 Samuel 6:10 (NIV)

10He was not willing to take the ark of the LORD to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

2 Samuel 6:11 (NIV)

11The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the LORD blessed him and his entire household.

2 Samuel 6:12 (NIV)

12Now King David was told, “The LORD has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went down and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing.

2 Samuel 6:13 (NIV)

13When those who were carrying the ark of the LORD had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf.

2 Samuel 6:14 (NIV)

14David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might,

2 Samuel 6:15 (NIV)

15while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.

2 Samuel 6:16 (NIV)

16As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart.

2 Samuel 6:17 (NIV)

17They brought the ark of the LORD and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings£ before the LORD.

2 Samuel 6:18 (NIV)

18After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD Almighty.


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