Thursday, July 8, 2010
Princess Michal: Keeping Up Appearances
He dances like a clown, and you have to hide your face. Your friends are watching him, and judging you. When you are in private with him you scold him for making him and you look like a fool. He shrugs and says that he is praising God the only way he knows how. How embarrassing.
Princess Michal was very much like her father was very much like her father King Saul; they both had their tempers, and acted hastily. Princess Michal had a deep and passionate love for David. David, the boy that played his harp to sooth the anxious King Saul. David, the boy who slained the giant Goliath.
King Saul allowed David to marry his daughter so he could keep him at arm’s length. When the tides turned and the king wanted David dead, Princess Michal risked her life to help David flee. Then, more than nine years had passed and no sign of David.
To punish his daughter, King Saul had married Princess Michal to another man. After King Saul died in battle with the Philistines, David demanded her back. Sadly, Michal grew to become a bitter woman. Carrying much about appearances. There was little doubt that she was a victim of her father’s wrath, but she let him have a negative influence upon her.
When David came back in to the village with the Ark of the Covenant, he was a dancing fool. He couldn’t certain himself. Princess Michal couldn’t have been more embarrassed. What kind of King is he? Her father wouldn’t have acted like this. Princess Michal Scholded David, and David replied that it was God who chose him King not her father. Burn.