Praise the Lord, Do not insult the Lord

1.David praises the Lord: 2 Samuel 6:2, He and all his men went to Baalah in 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 on the ark. The ark of the covenant was being carried on a new cart. When they came to the threshing floor of Nakon, Uzzah( son of Abinadab) reached out and took hold of the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled.The 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. Seeing this David was afraid of carrying the ark to the City of David. He took it to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. The ark remained in the house for three months. The Lord blessed him and his entire household.

2 Samuel 6:13-15, 13 When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. 14 Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, 15 while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets. David danced with all his might before the covenant. His wife, Michal despised this act of his. The reply to her displeasure was, 21 David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord. 22 I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.” The Lord was with David always.

2.Luke 17:11-19, Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy

11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

Jesus says to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Seeing him come back Jesus says,

17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

3. Michal: Michal, was the youngest daughter of the King of Israel, Saul. Being a princess she was full of herself and was full of pride. Later she became the wife of King David. She despised David in her heart when she saw him dancing before the the ark of the covenant. 20 When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!”(2 Samuel 6) The chapter in this way, 23 And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.

Dear children of God, the Lord loved David a lot. In the Old Testament, and also in many Psalm written by David, he has praised the Lord and all that He has done. He praises the wonderous works of the Lord. Psalm 143:5,

I remember the days of long ago;
    I meditate on all your works
    and consider what your hands have done.

Psalms 23:1, The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

Psalm 139:9-10, If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 103:13,13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

The Lord blesses each one of us everyday with countless blessings. Every day many people die around the world. People fall sick. Yet the Lord protects us from all. Numerous people become homeless but he blesses us with a roof over our heads. There are many homes where children die due to hunger/lack of food. What about you and me??? Why do we need more???There are many among us who wish to just breathe normally. The talent in one person will not be the talent in another person. We often disregard/ignore the blessings of the Lord thinking it is our right or our own hard work.

When the leper came back to thank Jesus after being healed, Jesus inquires where are the other nine. In the Old Testament we have read about several offerings made to the Lord and Him accepting them. Here the lesson given to us is that the Lord expects gratitude and to give Him honor and glory and praise in all we do.

Dear children of God, the angels praise the Lord from dawn to dusk. Isaiah 6:2-4,

Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
    the whole earth is full of his glory.”

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

We are all His creation, His children. Let us also join the angels in singing His praises. Is there a Lord like ours??? Think. The Lord deserves all our thanks, praises and glory. Do not let a Michal take seed inside you. If you cannot praise the Lord, do not insult/mock Him either.

Everything we see is His mighty creation.

What caused Michal to despise David and what were the consequences? –  Brooklyn Floyd's JSU Blog

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