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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Psalm 24, part 3

“Who will go up upon the mountain of Yahweh; And who will rise in his holy place?” (Psalm 24:3)   In the context of the wonderful creation of all things, David cries out, who will go up for us?  Who will ascend the mountain of God, who will ascend Mount Zion and who will stand […]

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Psalm 24, part 2

“For He laid its foundation over the seas, and He built it over the rivers.(Psalm 24:2)   David continues his praise of God for what He has done.  The earth belongs to God not only because God has created it, but also because God has separated the land from the seas and made the land […]

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Psalm 24, part 1

“A Psalm of David: The earth and all its fullness is Yahweh’s; The world and that dwelling in it.” (Psalm 24:1)   It is always good, when we come to psalms that contain a superscription, to remember that these superscriptions are part of the original text, and thus are inspired as well as the text […]

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Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)   I.      The Setting  (Matthew 5: 1-2) II.    Opening (Matthew 5: 3-16) a.     The Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-12)                                                i.     Blessings for those broken coming to salvation (Matthew 5: 3-5)                                              ii.     Blessings for those who respond, hungering for the Gospel (Matthew 5: 6)                                             iii.     Blessings for […]

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