How often have you heard a sermon about the life of Michal (pronounced mee CHAL)? Well I have now. At our church we are going through a list of dubious characters in the Bible and last week Michal was the topic. She was the daughter of Saul and given to David as his wife. It seems that she was very much in love with David but for David it was probably a political marriage.

The most well known incidence in her life was when she despised David as he danced with joy before the ark, scantily clothed. She also suffered periods of exile and it seems she was not happy in the marriage.

As always I wondered what moral the preacher would have for us in the 21st century. What did I need to learn from the story and the sermon? Where did Michal turn her eyes. We fix our eyes on who we love. As she loved David, she only fixed her eyes on him and not God. Do we fix our eyes on what we love? – God. And a final thought God fixes His eyes on us because He loved us.


I wonder how David, the future king of Israel felt about just being a musician in the court of King Saul. Did he ever want to shout, ‘I’ve been anointed as your next king, yet here I am stuck in this corner almost ignored except to play calming music to you in your demented moments.’

David might have suffered from FOMO. Yet it seems he just kept all these things in his heart and observed what kingship was like. Did some of his psalms come out of this waiting time?