Psalm 24 (May 6, 2011)

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 (Psalm 24 ESV)

He is the King of Glory

We look to our glorious God and King and are awestruck. Our King is the King of all kings. In this, the Year of Hope, you and I should find the most solace and comfort in this fact: Jesus Christ is Lord. Charles Haddon Spurgeon put it this way, and my heart so resonates with his words, I cannot add any more:

“Dear reader, is it possible that you are saying, ‘I shall never enter into the heaven of God, for I have neither clean hands nor a pure heart.’ Look then to Christ, who has already climbed the holy hill. He has entered as the forerunner of those who trust him. Follow in his footsteps, and repose upon his merit. He rides triumphantly into heaven, and you shall ride their too if you trust him. ‘But how can I get the character described?’ The Spirit of God will give you that. He will create in you a new heart and a right spirit. Faith in Jesus is the work of the Holy Spirit, and has all the virtues wrapped up in it.” CHS

Selah, indeed.

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