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1 (A Psalm of David.) The earth is the LORD'S, 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.

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.

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.

Commentary for Psalms 24

Concerning the kingdom of Christ, and the subjects of that kingdom. (1-6) Concerning the King of that kingdom. (7-10)

1-6 We ourselves are not our own; our bodies, our souls, are not. Even those of the children of men are God's, who know him not, nor own their relation to him. A soul that knows and considers its own nature, and that it must live for ever, when it has viewed the earth and the fulness thereof, will sit down unsatisfied. It will think of ascending toward God, and will ask, What shall I do, that I may abide in that happy, holy place, where he makes his people holy and happy? We make nothing of religion, if we do not make heart-work of it. We can only be cleansed from our sins, and renewed unto holiness, by the blood of Christ and the washing of the Holy Ghost. Thus we become his people; thus we receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of our salvation. God's peculiar people shall be made truly and for ever happy. Where God gives righteousness, he designs salvation. Those that are made meet for heaven, shall be brought safe to heaven, and will find what they have been seeking.

7-10 The splendid entry here described, refers to the solemn bringing in of the ark into the tent David pitched for it, or the temple Solomon built for it. We may also apply it to the ascension of Christ into heaven, and the welcome given to him there. Our Redeemer found the gates of heaven shut, but having by his blood made atonement for sin, as one having authority, he demanded entrance. The angels were to worship him, #Heb 1:6|: they ask with wonder, Who is he? It is answered, that he is strong and mighty; mighty in battle to save his people, and to subdue his and their enemies. We may apply it to Christ's entrance into the souls of men by his word and Spirit, that they may be his temples. Behold, he stands at the door, and knocks, #Rev 3:20|. The gates and doors of the heart are to be opened to him, as possession is delivered to the rightful owner. We may apply it to his second coming with glorious power. Lord, open the everlasting door of our souls by thy grace, that we may now receive thee, and be wholly thine; and that, at length, we may be numbered with thy saints in glory.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 24

  • Geraldine Cole
    Amen the king of Glory is watching us all from Heaven be ye careful u shall reap back what u do to other be ye careful sow good seeds .Don't allow the Devil to trix U out of accepting Jesus hell is real thats the devils home and he is now loose in the form of a spirit seeing who body he can live in Jesus said reburk the devil a nd he will flea from u Father God in Jesus Name
  • Mild Bill
    ONLY Lord Jesus fits the description of v.4. Jeremiah23:6THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."The blessing" is singular unto him who "knew no sin".Our blessing is to know Jesus as our Lord and Savior.2Cor.2:21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
  • John B
    2 Thessalonians 3:8. For this we command you if there be any amoung that would not work neither should he eat
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    In Psalm 24, we are reminded of the attributes that can make us see God- "Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully."
  • Hamadzashe Mudavose
    It is a powerful chapter that demonstrate God's dominion in everything He created including the earth. He is God and there is no other. He is God and there is none like HIM and He has also given me dominion over all at the day of my creation in Genesis 1 in Jesus Mighty Name!!!
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 2:44 AND ALL THAT BELIEVED WERE TOGETHR AND HAD ALL THINGS IN COMMON --2:45--AND SOLD THEIR POSSESSIONS AND GOODS AND PARTED THEM TO ALL MEN AS EVERY MAN HAD NEED 2 CORINTHIANS 8:13 FOR I MEAN NOT THAT OTHER MEN BE EASED AND YOU BURDENED --8:14--BUT BY AN EQUALITY THAT NOW AT THIS TIME YOUR ABUNDANCE MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR THEIR WANT THAT THEIR ABUNDANCE ALSO MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR YOUR WANT ....
  • Origo magowi
    every gate to my finances to be lifted up by the king of glory who is Jesus amen
  • David
    He is the foundation of our existence, also so we can stand, and without this foundation we are in sinking sand, so let us exalt him

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What is not required in order to stand in God's holy place?
  • Clean Hands
  • Pure Heart
  • Honesty
  • Rejecting False Idols
  • Wealth