2 Samuel 6:14-15

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Time to Dance

Ecclesiastes tells us there is “a season for every activity under the heavens,” and  that includes a time to DANCE! 💃🪩 (Ecclesiastes 3:4)

What comes to mind when you think of a good time to dance? Maybe it’s a wedding reception, a concert, or a night out with friends. Frankly… unless you’re from very specific denominations, it’s less common to associate dance as an act of praise or worship. But in the Bible, we see times when the joy of the Lord moves his people to dance!

In 2 Samuel 6, King David moves the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, and in doing so, he brings God’s presence and glory before all of Israel. Anticipating the blessing of God’s presence, David leads the procession with dancing and singing.

David demonstrates that dancing can be an act of humility, an expression of commitment, and a beautiful way to praise God.

2 Samuel 6:14-15

“14 Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, 15 while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.”

Observations from the Text

  • David danced humbly with whole-hearted commitment to God (v. 14)
  • Worship can be a lively, joyful experience (v. 14-15)
  • God’s presence is cause for worship (v. 15)

Prayers of Response

Great God, your presence is on the move in ________, I can’t help but feel moved, too.

King of Creation, thank you for making our bodies to move in response to your presence and power.

Prayer Requests

Lord, the idea of _______ makes me uncomfortable, but I pray that I can also find joy in my expressions of worship to you.

Savior Jesus, fill with me excitement, joy, wonder, and humility in your presence.

Prayers of Readiness

Joy-bringer, like your servant David, I want to dance before you with all of my might today.

Immanuel, God with me, thank you for _______, I rejoice in your presence, and I can’t contain my joy!


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