In Spurgeon’s Treasury of David, he speaks enthusiastically about how the believer should approach his faith, as in Psalms 32:11 “Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.”:
“Our happiness should be demonstrative; . . . men whisper their praises decorously where a hearty outburst of song would be far more natural. It is to be feared that the church of the present day, through a craving for excessive propriety, is growing too artificial; so that enquirers’ cries and believers’ shouts would be silenced if they were heard in our assemblies. This may be better than boisterous fanaticism, but there is as much danger in the one direction as the other. For our part, we are touched to the heart by a little sacred excess, and when godly men in their joy overleap the narrow bounds of decorum, we do not, like Michal, Saul’s daughter, eye them with a sneering heart.”
No wonder that Jesus, in Rev. 3:16, said, “So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”
So, when was the last time YOU practiced a LITTLE SACRED EXCESS?!