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A. Not being gifted with a sense of rhythm—this body will never zig or zag, tango, waltz, or jig—I have not given the question very much thought. There are several biblical references to dancing. Ecclesiastes 3:4: "... a time to mourn and a time to dance." Psalm 149:3: "Let them praise his name with dancing ..." When the Bible talks about dancing, it is usually in reference to giving God the glory and responding to Him and what He has done in the lives of His people. Our sinful world has taken dancing and, in many ways, made it perverse. I think dancing is discouraged in our day because of its association with immorality. If someone desires to express love and care for God by dancing, it could be appropriate. The motivation of my actions needs to be consistent with my desire to serve God. If my desire to dance is stronger than my desire to serve my Heavenly Father, then, yes, dancing is wrong.

Featured in: February 2005