December 19, 2014 Year B
As the ark of the Lord was entering the city of David, Saul’s daughter Michal looked down from the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart. (2 Samuel 6:16, HCSB)
Why would Saul’s daughter be jealous? She was Saul’s daughter, so perhaps she still wanted her father as the king. Perhaps she didn’t like how David was dressed. I personally think that Micah didn’t like that David was the center of attention in worship.
However, the jealousy turned to anger. Has there ever been a time when you have been jealous of someone who looked like they were a worship celebrity?
Just because one doesn’t like the attention someone is getting, it doesn’t mean that one should get angry. Jealousy during worship prevents someone from focusing on God.
Application: Has there been a time when I have focused less on God during worship? Can I be accused of worship jealousy?
Prayer: God, please help me focus on You during worship. Help me to overcome the desire to be jealous of the person who looks like the center of attention in worship.