Text: 2 Samuel 6:16-23 – David decides to move the Ark to Jerusalem again, this time in the proper manner. There was singing, dancing, sacrifice, and celebration.
The ark restores a proper perspective of God
- The ark signifies Yahweh’s presence
- It reminded the Israelites that God ruled over all
- It reminded the Israelites that God is a forgiving God
- It reminded the Israelites that God is a God who speaks and reveals things about himself and his desires
If we decide to be involved in deep and vibrant worship, we need to worship God with a proper perspective of who he is. This is getting more and more difficult in today’s culture.
How we can gain a proper perspective of God
- Jesus Christ must be at the center of our worship (the ark pointed to Christ)
- Jesus is our king.
- Jesus Christ is our priest and offered the perfect sacrifice so that we could be reconciled to him.
Elements of vibrant worship
- Exuberance – David danced with all his might
- Sacrifice – A sacrifice was offered right after leaving
- Thanksgiving – Psalm 50:7-14
Have you ever put your whole self into worship, with exuberance and enthusiasm?
Don’t blame external factors for your lack of exuberance…look at your heart and ask if you are engaging in me-centered vs. God-centered worship?
Do you have a great sense and expectation of God’s presence?
David worshipped for an audience of one.
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