After David’s coronation as King over all Israel, they brought the Ark of The Lord into the city with great fanfare. 15:28 says, “So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting, to the sound of the horn, ?trumpets, and cymbals, and made loud music on harps and lyres.” David danced his way into the Holy city. He had to celebrate his victory.

Israel’s first king, Saul, was a man consumed with jealousy of David. Lucado observes, “He was upstaged by David, the youngest son of a shepherding family. David did everything better than Saul: He sang better, he impressed the women more, he even killed the giants Saul feared. But rather than celebrate David’s God-given abilities, Saul grew insanely hostile. God, in an apparent effort to awaken Saul from this fog of jealousy, enlisted the help of his unwilling servant, Satan.” That’s true because 1st Samuel 18 tells us that “…an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul…” But Saul ignored the wakeup call.

It appears to me that God sends Michal, Saul’s daughter and David’s wife, a wake up call also that she ignored. The 1 Chronicles15:29  says, “Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David dancing and rejoicing, and she despised him in her heart.”

Whenever an evil spirit (like Jealousy, Greed, Lust, etc), rushes upon us, it’s God’s way of giving us a wake up call.  Paul tells his young disciple, Timothy, that believers are to exhort each other so that “…they may wake up and escape from the trap of the devil, who catches them to do what he wants.” (2 Timothy 2:26)

Alarm clocks & wakeup calls can be annoying, but life is much better when we heed them! Saul & Michal are perfect examples.

“You must warn each other every day, while it is still ‘today,’ so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.” Hebrews 3:13