Psalm 24

The earth is the Lord's 1
Who shall ascend 3
Lift up your heads ye gates 7
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Explanation
Christ's return to heaven having conquered Satan
1 ¶ <<A Psalm of David.>> The earth is the LORDíS, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
 2  For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
   1 - The earth is the Lord's And He has planned for us to inhabit it in peace and joy mt0505.
.3 ¶ Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
.4  He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
 5  He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
.6  This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
  3 - Who? Compare ps00105.
  3 - Ascend Jerusalem was on top of a hill. It represented the place of God especially after the ark was moved there. Going toward Jerusalem was symbolic of going to God. Daniel prayed in considering this place although it was in ruins at the time da0610. We may approach the throne of grace in prayer he0619.
  4 - Clean hands ... pure heart These two define our character ó actions and our motives or thoughts. Compare 1ti0208.
.7 ¶ Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
 8  Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
 9  Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
.10  Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
   7 - Lift up your heads A hymn is entitled "Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates." Jesus was taken up in a cloud. We may see the angels as singing this song upon His entry.
   8 - Who is this king? Here is a beautiful picture of Christ returning to heaven after His victory in Gethsemane and His carrying our guilt on the cross! ac0109-11. The angels knew very well who the King was. The question is to invite the response of praise.

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