OK friends so check this out. Abel was a shepherd. Abraham was a shepherd and led the people out according to the promise of God. Moses was a shepherd in Midian and led the people out of bondage according to God’s will. They rebelled and he led them around the wilderness. David was a shepherd boy who became a King and led the people. God sent an angel to reveal to shepherds where the Christ was born. The shepherds led us to the Baby Jesus in the manger. Jesus is our shepherd who leads us out of bondage to sin according to God’s will. Cool…
People that lean a bit more charismatic use these verses against having an orderly worship service and to defend their irreverent behavior. I wonder if they understand what they are reading.
2 Samuel 6:14-16 NASB
And David was dancing before the L ord with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the L ord with shouting and the sound of the trumpet. Then it happened as the ark of the L ord came into the city of David that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the L ord ; and she despised him in her heart.
2 Samuel 6:20-23 NASB
But when David returned to bless his household, Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel distinguished himself today! He uncovered himself today in the eyes of his servants’ maids as one of the foolish ones shamelessly uncovers himself!” So David said to Michal, ” It was before the L ord , who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the L ord , over Israel; therefore I will celebrate before the L ord . I will be more lightly esteemed than this and will be humble in my own eyes, but with the maids of whom you have spoken, with them I will be distinguished.” Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.
When sinful man thinks he is cleaner than the dirt he was formed from and touches that which is holy this is what happens.
2 Samuel 6:6-11 NASB
But when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen nearly upset it. And the anger of the L ord burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God. David became angry because of the L ord ‘ s outburst against Uzzah, and that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day. So David was afraid of the L ord that day; and he said, “How can the ark of the L ord come to me?” And David was unwilling to move the ark of the L ord into the city of David with him; but David took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. Thus the ark of the L ord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the L ord blessed Obed-edom and all his household.