“So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled and escaped.” 1 Samuel 19:12 Amplified
Our woman of the Bible for today is Michal, David’s wife. She was King Saul’s daughter and David’s first wife. They met when they were young and David was still in King Saul’s court. Our verse today is the turning point when he decides to flee from the king, who is so jealous of David he wants to kill him.
So Michal’s father wants to kill her husband, because he’s jealous of his notoriety. That must have been a tough spot for her to be in, but she loved David and he was her husband. The scripture says she tricked the king’s men when they came to the house to find David by placing a household image and pillow of goats hair in his bed. The Amplified Bible says it was a household good luck image, a teraph. Sounds like Michal was relying on the good luck image instead of God to save her husband.
Later, after King Saul’s death, in 2 Samuel 6:16, King David is bringing the Ark of the Lord into Jerusalem. He is filled with such great joy that the verse says he was leaping and dancing before the Lord. Michal, his wife, was looking out of the window while this was going on and she was not happy. She told David later that he was acting like a commoner instead of king by behaving like that. David explained that he was making merry in pure enjoyment before the Lord and would be held in more honor for it. The last verse of Chapter 6 states, “And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.”
Now I’m not saying she was unable to have children because of her attitude, but it surely didn’t please God. I wonder, though, if it wasn’t her attitude toward David dancing that displeased God, but her trust in the household good luck image.
Sometimes people have a tendency to tell us how we should worship God. What we should say, do, wear, go. Certainly we have direction from the Lord in that area, but we each need to seek God for how we should walk out our relationship with Him. Philippians 2:12 tells us to work out our own salvation, this doesn’t mean we save ourselves through works, but that we walk out our salvation in our daily walk through life.
The most important thing to remember is to do what David did, he lived for the enjoyment of the Lord, live out your daily walk to please Him.