As the ark of the covenant of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating, she despised him in her heart. 1 Chronicles 15:29
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. 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.” 2 Samuel 6:21-22
David’s second attempt to bring the ark of the God to Jerusalem is successful as they adhere to the transporting commands God established through Moses. As in the first attempt, King David is so joyful and enthused over the event he is again dancing and singing and praising God, undoubtedly again with all his might. This is a huge event with nearly 900 Levites involved in the ceremonial procession. David is attired in fine linen robe, an ephod, not the kingly royal robes. Michal, his wife sees him in the less than royal robes. Some say David’s attire is undignified for the king. Michal despises David for how he presents himself to the public. But David’s heart is not concerned of what man looks at, the outward appearance. As it was when God directed Samuel to anoint David as the next king years ago, David’s heart for God is again proved to be a Godly heart. David’s heart desire is to celebrate God regardless of how man looks upon him, to be more undignified than this in order to celebrate God and give Him all the glory. And as David leads the large processional, he wants all his people to likewise celebrate God. So it is today, can we toss off every restraint that holds us back from worshipping God with all our might, with no care toward what man thinks, not drawing attention to yourself, but fully engaging with the creator of the universe to give Him the glory and honor due His Name.