Psalm 24: the arrival of Christ to the holy city
Psalm 24 is one of the Psalms of David that describes the entrance of the Lord into the holy city.
This Psalm is directly linked to Psalms 22 and 23 – which speak of the coming of Jesus. It is also connected with Psalm 15, both of which ask who is worthy to be in the presence of the Lord, and answers that question. Our team suggests reading the 24th Psalm along with Psalm 2 and 110, which focus on the return of Jesus Christ to institute His kingdom on earth.
Read and see David’s faith in the King of Glory and be inspired to increase his faith.
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The power of the sacred word in Psalm 24
Read the following psalm with great attention and faith:
” 1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.
3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.
5 They will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God their Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, God of Jacob.
7 Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty—
he is the King of glory.”
Interpretation of Psalm 24
See bellow our interpretation of each verse of this psalm:
Verses 1 and 2
In this verse, David worships God for being Sovereign and for everything He created. It incites the question: if God is Lord of everything, who can approach Him? He shows that the Kingdom of God is before all, even to those who do not recognize His power. Cite Genesis 1 by showing that God controls the depths of the oceans, He leads His creation and everything in it today.
Just as he mentions in Psalm 15, David shows that he wants to approach the Lord, he must worship in Jerusalem to be cleansed. This verse from this Psalm shows the impossibility of anyone standing before God except the King of Glory.
Verses 4 and 5
Only clean and pure people will have the right to climb the Lord’s mount. Those who purify their heart and put themselves in an inferior position to the King of Glory, will go up.
Verses 6 and 7
The gates of the city opened for those who raise the King of Glory. He is coming to the Holy City and the gates have risen to honor His Entry, and David invites the faithful to join him.
Only with this Psalm did Jesus coming to the holy city make sense. (Mt 21: 1-10, Rev 19).
Verses 9 and 10
God is the Lord Almighty, the coming King, to whom all must glorify.
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