Respectability and Decorum
The motto of a cold, indifferent, worldly church is ‘respectability and decorum’- respectability inspired by one who is far from respectable, that is, Satan. A generation that prides itself on its outer respectability and decorum despises the manifestations of the Spirit of God.
David danced or leaped before the ark of the Lord; he was considered vile, or undignified, by his wife Michal, the daughter of the former king. Did David stop when his own wife derided him? Did he acquiesce to the formalism she represented> He declared, ‘I will be even more undignified than this’ (2 Sam. 6:22)