And it was told King David, “The LORD has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing. And when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. And David danced before the LORD with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the horn.
As the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, and she despised him in her heart. And they brought in the ark of the LORD and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD. And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed, each to his house.
—2 Samuel 6:12-19
by: Jasmine Lynch.
When was the last time you celebrated God for what He does for His people? Here, David was overwhelmed with joy at hearing that God prospered Obed-Edom who kept the Ark in his house after the tragic death of Uzzah for touching it. For three months, David was afraid to take the Ark into the city after that tragedy. As the Ark was moved to the city, along the way, David offered sacrifices as they traveled—“shouting and with the sound of the trumpet” (v.15), he danced “with all his might” (v.14). His wife despised him for his jubilant praise, but David was not concerned about what she thought. How often does pride stand in the way of jubilant praise?