In HIS Presence


Read: 2 Samuel 3:14, 6:16-23

Meditation verse:

“Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart” (2 Samuel 6:16).


Michal was the daughter of King Saul, and she was married to King David. There was no love lost between Saul and David, in fact David ran from Saul at some point, afraid for his life. Perhaps this was the reason Michal resented David or perhaps it was because she was removed from her husband’s house and taken to be David’s wife. Whatever the reason for the resentment was, it cost her dearly. After criticizing David for dancing in an “undignified manner” before God, the Lord shut her womb and she had no children until the day of her death.


Our thoughts affect the words of our mouth and the words of our mouth shape our destiny. The outcomes we get out of life are fruits of the seeds sown in our hearts. Good seeds will produce good outcomes, bad seeds will produce bad outcomes. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21). Michal sowed resentment and reaped death, death of her womb. Many people have shut the wombs of their destinies due to the words that emanate from thoughts of the heart. Bitterness or resentment is like a cancer that rips at the fabrics of our lives.


If you are bitter, critical, angry, or resentful towards anyone, particularly towards your spouse, deal with it before it leads death in an important area of life. When a person’s heart is bitter towards someone, their eyes become blind to everything good about that person. How could someone be criticized for dancing before God? If you are currently harboring resentment towards anyone, ask God to heal your heart and help you get rid of it, then reach out to that person. Shake off the dust of the past before it clouds the prospects of the future. Every day is a fresh opportunity to start anew. Take hold of today’s opportunity and settle old scores.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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