“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” John 15:19
“And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart…
…Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! And David said unto Michal, It was before the Lord, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel: therefore will I play before the Lord.” 2 Sam 6:16,20&21
Look at the parallel between the New and the Old Testament with me and see King David, the archetype of Christ, and how he knew he had been chosen by the Lord. What did he do? He rejoiced, dancing before the Lord, offering sacrifices as they moved the ark into the city. And how did Michal, a type of “the world”, react when she saw this? She hated King David. Hated him! For no other reason than that she saw his actions as an embarrassment to royalty. She did not feel that he should act in such a way before the public! David was chosen by God to rule, and he rejoiced, yet was hated for it.
Jesus says, “I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” As believers, we are now hid in Christ, the Bible says. Being hid with Christ, we are crucified with Him, buried with Him, and resurrected with Him. We are just like David. If David was an archetype of Christ, so are we in our lives today. We are one with Him, and we live accordingly. We have the Love of the Father and we share it openly with everyone. In doing so, some, no… most of those we encounter will think contrary to the Truth and not accept what we say, but we should take heart and look at the example King David set for us.
Be joyful! Dance, sing, worship, praise the LORD, God Almighty with all of your heart, and all of your mind, and all of your soul. Your entire being is no longer of the world, and you were designed by your Creator to bring glory to Him with your life. So, though the world may hate you (and you know that it does), know that they hate Christ within you, and rejoice that you were chosen! Share the love, and the joy! Do not listen to the Michals in your life. Be strong through Christ and dance like a king!