Psalm 24, part 10

“Who is he, this King of Glory? Yahweh of armies— He is the King of Glory!   Selah!” (Psalm 24:10) And now David brings this psalm to a dramatic close.  Once again the question is asked, though with minor variation, who is this King of Glory?  And, indeed, the answer is a resounding, Yahweh!  It is […]

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Psalm 24, part 9

“O Gates, you shall lift up your heads! And lift up the eternal doors! The King of Glory shall come in!” (Psalm 24:9)   With great excitement and intensity, David continues his refrain with only one minor variation.  Here the command is not the passive “be lifted up, you ancient doors,” but “lift them up!”  […]

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Psalm 24, part 8

“Who is this King of Glory? Yahweh, strong and heroic, Yahweh, heroic in war!” (Psalm 24:8)   And we have finally arrived at the point of the psalm that we have been waiting for with anticipation.  Who is this King of Glory?  Indeed, it is Yahweh, God Almighty himself, it is God who will go […]

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Psalm 24, part 7

“O Gates, you shall lift up your heads! And be lifted up, you eternal doors! That the King of Glory may come in!” (Psalm 24:7)   We are told of the excitement that David and the people felt when they brought the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem to be placed in the tabernacle area […]

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Psalm 24, part 6

“This is the generation that is seeking him— who are seeking your face, O Jacob. Selah!” (Psalm 24:6)   Here we have the cry of David, calling out for the one who would finally and most assuredly present himself before the face of God in his holy temple, and David continues his plea with these […]

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Psalm 24, part 5

“He carries blessings from Yahweh, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.” (Psalm 24:5)   As we get to this verse, perhaps it is best to quickly remind ourselves of the context of the passage.  David, who is writing this psalm, begins with a praise to God for who he is and for all […]

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Psalm 24, part 4

“The one with blameless hands and a clean heart, who does not lift his soul to what is worthless; he does not swear to fraud.” (Psalm 24:4)   The righteousness of our God cannot abide by the presence of sin and deceit; how then will God accept our representative, the one who goes up into […]

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