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1 Samuel 19:13
Then Michal took an idol and laid it on the bed, covering it with a garment and putting some goats’ hair at the head.
In previous verses, the scripture says that while playing the harp for Saul, David had to flee from him after the Lord had laid an evil spirit on Saul. Saul had tried to kill David with his spear, but he missed, and David escaped. When David got to his house, his wife Michal (Saul’s daughter) helped him escape and then put an idol in the bed David would have been sleeping in to make it appear that he was there.
This wife of David, Michal, was the same wife who laughed at David when he came dancing into the city after he had recovered the Ark of the Covenant. When she mocked him, God made her barren, and she never bore children. What was Michal’s real problem? I believe her real problem was “Mixed Emotions.” Here she was, a princess in a land that believed it was a sin to have any other gods before the Lord. They also believed that it was a sin to make any graven images (idols) to be worshipped. What was this Jewish princess doing with an idol in her room? Here she was, married to the future king, David, who was anointed of God. And yet her father, who was living with a demon spirit on him and wanted to kill her husband, was the man she was most committed to. That’s what you call “Mixed Emotions.” It’s impossible to have one foot in the world and one foot in the church. That too is “Mixed Emotions.” Today you and I must determine that for us, it will be all for Christ and Christ for all.
I sure am not perfect, but I can certainly say I’m all in when it comes to serving You with my whole heart. There are no mixed emotions when it comes to my commitment to you. Amen