Psalm 24: 1-10…..David understands rightly.

The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the LORD
and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD, strong and mighty,
the LORD, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
he is the King of glory! Selah

Comment: Was David the uneducated savage warrior leader of some uneducated ignorant people? ‘NO’, and again I shout ‘NO’. Maybe they lacked electricity and IT facilities, but they had an excellent record system and their thinking had been clarified by God’s revelation of Himself to such people as Abraham and Moses and many others. The record of this is still there for us to see and read today! David’s understanding wasn’t clouded by the pseudo-intellectual writings of journalists who have to fill the space by twisting and postulating on what is happening in the world. He just had to open his eyes to see the majesty of creation and could deduce easily, from the revelation that God had given of Himself, that purity of actions, thoughts and intentions was what God required! He saw the Universe as God’s domain but looked up at the house set apart for God’s worship sitting high on an adjacent hill and envisioned and rejoiced at the glorious majesty of the King of Glory entering, and being welcomed, into the symbolic ‘House on the Hill’.

Prayer: Please open my eyes to see the eternal reality behind the shallow cover up of much modern thinking

One thought on “Psalm 24: 1-10…..David understands rightly.

  1. Thank you Barry for your comments on this Psalm. V. 7-10 may depict a scene where the people outside the gates would call out to the temple gates to open up and let the King of glory in. From inside, the priests or another group would ask “Who is this King of glory?” Outside the people would respond in unison, “The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle,” proclaiming His great power and strength. The exchange was then repeated (v.9-10), and the Temple gates would swing open, symbolizing the people’s desire to have God’s presence among them. This would have been an important lesson for children who were participating. God bless you.


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