Dancing in the Desert

Steve Kelly | January 10, 2021

Dancing in the Desert by Pastor Steve Kelly

1 Samuel 18:7 (NIV)
As they danced, they sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.”

1 Kings 18:26 (NIV)
So they took the bull given them and prepared it. Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. “Baal, answer us!” they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.

Mark 6:22 (NIV)
When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask me for anything you want, and I’ll give it to you.”

2 Samuel 6:14-17 (NIV)
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 Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets. 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. They brought the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the Lord.

“The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.” – CS Lewis

Ecclesiastes 3:4 (NIV)
A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.

Psalm 30:11-12 (NIV)
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

Exodus 15:20-21 (NIV)
Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.”

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