Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 6 (day six)

And David danced before the Lord with all his might2 Samuel 6:14

I imagine we would have felt a little uncomfortable with David’s dance, but consider something with me for a moment. What if dancing is the most whole expression of worship. The Lord commanded, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” (Dt. 6:4) As westerners we tend to emphasize our mind (we pride ourselves in our theologically rich hymns) and affections in worship, but we fall short of the whole self. Not so with dancing; dancing can express heart, soul, and might.

So, maybe dignified worship is not worship’s fullest form, maybe dancing (while singing of course) is. This week when Kenyan women (in greet need) received buckets of non-perishable food, they sang…and danced unto the Lord. It’s easy to chalk that up as cultural, and maybe so, but what if dancing is more than cultural.

It’s just a thought, a consideration.

So, when’s the last time you worshipped with all your might? If you had, you probably could not have helped yourself; you probably would have danced…a little; maybe just the slightest shuffle. 🙂

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Dancing”

  1. Sitting at my bedroom desk I first saw the images of the children portioning out supplies for the food buckets. I wept with joy and praise at the sight of those colorful buckets and what they represented. Had I been there in person to see the Kenyon wounen receiving their gifts, surely I would have shuffled too – Slightly, perhaps. More than slightly , a better bet. God richly bless you Danny for your sweet passion for this people group.

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