The Right Kind Of Dance – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 9th

(A More Excellent Way To Give God Praise)

TO THE BIBLE: 2 Samuel 6:14
“…David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod.”

Oftentimes, people say they want to dance like David danced, and then they start gyrating with all their might. No! David was a man of the Spirit.

When the Ark of God was being brought into the city of David, our opening verse says, “…David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod.”

Notice the underlined part. In those days, dressing in a linen ephod represented the office of the priest. Whenever the priest was in that regalia, he functioned in his spiritual office.

David was girded with a linen ephod; being also a prophet, evidently instructed by the Spirit, his dance as described in the Hebrew text was very different from the fleshly dance of today’s celebrations.

When the Bible says he danced before the Lord, the Hebrew word for dance is ”kârar,” and it doesn’t refer to the kind of whirling and gyrating that most people think of today. “Kârar” means to skip, jump, and spin, turning around about your own axis, like a child.

David’s dance is similar to what Jesus did in Luke 10:21: “In that hour Jesus rejoiced (Greek: agalliao) in the Spirit….” He was skipping and jumping like a child.

So, the fact that David danced with all “his might” doesn’t refer to exerting himself physically on the dance floor, like many do today.

The term is “oze, oze” in Hebrew, meaning that he danced with all his glory, all his majesty; he danced with all of God’s regalia on him. Glory to God!

The best description for it in the New Testament is the Greek word “agalliaō”; it’s a dance from the inside. Dancing in the flesh distracts your spirit from true reverence and worship; it dissipates spiritual power, and many don’t realise this.

In these last days, the Spirit of God is showing us a more excellent way to give God true praise and worship.

The days of fleshly dancing in Christian congregations are over! When we worship the Lord, it must always be in the spirit: “For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3).

Go Deeper
John 4:23-24 NIV; Philippians 3:3 NIV

Dear Lord, thank you for the privilege of worship and for guiding me on the way to true praise and worship that’s acceptable to you. Thank you for granting me the ability to condition my mind and senses to offer you true worship from my heart that transmits your glory to impart my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Romans 11:25-36, Psalms 82-84
Philippians 1:9-14, Isaiah 60

Study and meditate on John 4:23-24.

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