Background: The Ark of the Covenant was coming back into Jerusalem, and David was having a party for God.

-(ask if anyone is familiar with David) King David was the King of God’s people (the Jews)

Samuel 6:14-16, 20-22

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 Lordwith shouts and the sound of trumpets.

16 As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart.

20 When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!”

21 David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord. 22 I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.”

To be honest, this is something I have struggled with recently. I’ve kind of been afraid of being judged for the way I want to worship God. The bible calls that the fear of man. The truth is, we should care about what God thinks of us waaaayyy more than what people think of us, but it’s hard. I want to get some input from you guys so let’s split into groups

Are you the kind of person who is afraid of being embarrassed? Or do you not really care?

Do you struggle with wanting other people’s approval over God’s?

What can we learn from David? or Michal (David’s wife)?

Do you have any ideas how to beat the fear of what others think?