“And David danced before the Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment.” 2 Samuel 6:14
Praise wasn’t new to David. He had learned how to praise the Lord way back in the day as a shepherd boy tending his father’s sheep. And now, as the Ark of the Lord came through the gates of Jerusalem, David praised the Lord with full abandon. Someone not used to praise like that could have thought David was being a little over the top, and his wife Michal actually did, but that didn’t stop David from praising the Lord his God with “all his might.”
David didn’t even want to attempt being king over God’s people without God’s presences being with him. That’s why retrieving the Ark of God was one of the first things David did as king. On his second attempt David was successful in bringing the Ark of God’s Prescence back to Jerusalem, because this time David did it God’s way.
So, what is “God’s way” for you and me to experience the glory of His presence in the New Covenant? It starts with us knowing through the grace of God who we are in Christ as pictured when David danced before the Lord in a priestly garment. Nothing pleases the Lord more that when we praise Him from the place of knowing who He has made us to me. All because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the Christ we have been made right with God and as one made righteous He sees us as “priest unto the Lord” as stated in 1 Peter 2:9.
Today, let’s praise Him the way He prescribes, with our whole heart and in the knowledge of who we are in Him.