One of my favorite lines in today’s reading is 2 Samuel 6:21b-22. Here David is justifying to his wife (Michal) why he was dancing around naked before the Lord. He says, “I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes.” I love the idea of putting our own pride aside and giving glory to God and not ourselves. David was willing to become humiliated for the Lord. Sometimes it takes being a little undignified for us to remember where we fall in line…God is the one who is to be respected…it’s not about us.
Though David was a good king and loved the Lord, he wasn’t perfect. Just yesterday in our reading we saw how Saul sinned and lost his reign over Israel. By the end of the passages today (in chapter 11) we see it happening to David too. Everything is going great and then…Bathsheba. David gives into temptation and makes a series of horrible choices. His sin is a reminder to us all of how quickly we can get off track. I’m so glad that in the end he learned from his mistakes and turned back to God.