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.
Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! We can never say enough about the goodness of God. We could praise Him night and day for all the wonderful things He’s done and it still would never fully express the boundless nature of His goodness. Here the Psalmist praises God for the goodness that He has stored up for His people and reminds us that we can “take refuge” in God.
This Proverb is another reminder of how important it is to find an excellent wife. It is both a reminder to men to look for such a woman, and to treasure her as a jewel. It is also a reminder to women of their importance as wives, that they should endeavor to be such a wife as is described in this passage.
David rejoiced greatly before the Lord with all the people as the Ark of God was moved to Jerusalem. It was an occasion of great joy, so David sang and shouted praises to God. But Michal supposed David should have been “more reserved” and “austere” and took issue with him. While all things should be done decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40), it is “comely” (fitting and attractive) for the upright to utter praise to God.
O Lord, let us not be embarrassed or ashamed to praise you, even if others are present. Let us not do it for show, to be seen of men, nor in a truly inappropriate manner, but neither let it be that others falsely supposing our true worship is amiss stop us from worshipping you.
Lord, I praise Your goodness. I take refuge in You. You keep me safe. You take care of me. I thank You for Your loving kindness. Amen.
Father, help us to see the importance of being a good partner to our spouse. Help us to treasure one another as a precious jewel. Thank You for reminding us of the importance of seeing each other in this light. Amen.