The 24th Psalm describes the King of glory, we pray that all our lives glorify the King.

At the outset of the Psalm, God pointed out that all of creation belongs to the Lord. “The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the LORD; for he laid its foundation on the seas and established it on the rivers” (Psalm 24:1-2 CSB).

From God’s sovereign ownership of and presence in all creation, we are forced to wonder how we could ever be worthy of dwelling in his presence. “Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and pure heart, who has not appealed to what is false, and who has not appealed to what is false, and who has not sworn deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the LORD, and the righteousness from the God of his salvation. Such is the generation of those who inquire of him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob” (Psalm 24:3-6). Thanks be to God whose grace has appeared training us to live holy lives before him (Titus 3:4-5).

By the grace of God we may enjoy God’s presence. So the Psalm concludes this way: “Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in. Wh is he, this King of glory? The LORD of Armies, he is the King of glory” (Psalm 24:7-10).

 

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