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

  • Kathy Davies on Psalms 24:10
    Jesus The Lord of host, which are the angels in heaven, Jesus said in Mathews he can call on 12 legions of angels, we can call on the hosts of heaven also for help on earth , that's there main function to help us on earth.
  • Shaa Rei on Psalms 24:10
    Mighty is the king. god of glory. he is the lord of all hosts. he is the king of glory forever. we are your hosts lord. may we host you well. with all of our heart, mind and strength. may we host you well with all trust in our hearts and not with our own understanding. may we host you well with all love. lift up your heads ye everlasting gates!!! and the king of glory shall come in !!! hallelujah ! the kingdom of god is within
  • Chris on Psalms 24
    Marilyn, the word "generation" has a couple of usages in Scripture. As in the book of Genesis & Mathew 1:17 for example, it clearly applies to a timeline or family line. In other cases, Generation, can apply to people in general over any period of time (e.g. Luke 21:32, Acts 2:40, 1 Pet 2:9). I realize it gets confusing, but Scripture needs to be in its context: who is the writer writing about, was it an event taking place at that time, or was it referencing people then & in the future You are right, many in today's generation have turned their face from God & His Gift of Salvation. We must pray especially for those in our families who have heard the Gospel - that Light will shine to them.
  • Marilyn T on Psalms 24
    Verse#6 said this is the generation that seek his face I have a difficult time with that verse because I am not

    aware of this Generation seeking God. I don't know everything , but some of today's Generation is not seeking

    God. Some of them are the Lowest and most sinful. I know that God's word is true in V.6, but I pray that this

    Generation is not lost! Not only me praying , but this Generation must also Pray. Some of them say that they

    have heard this Bible "stuff" all of their lives. I pray that when they are Old they will not forget God!
  • Hoe Of Glory on Psalms 24
    Standing in God's holy place, one needs:- Clean Hands, Pure Heart, Honesty, Rejecting False Idols and Wealth. Amen
  • Stevie on Psalms 24
    Clean hands and a pure heart; Him shall see the God of glory. But those whose mouths spew deceit and whose hearts are corrupted by vanity, they will be left bereft of any good thing from God. They will writhe in agony of their own making, and bewilderment and bottomless sorrow, of their own doing. They have no excuse and will wither to chaff and be blown away. But the righteous hear the word
  • Evelyn on Psalms 24
    I find it very it once for a friend who was dying. Taking it tomorrow to prayer warriors as my favorite verse in the bible
  • Rene on Psalms 24
    I thought today,s verse of the day is meaningful.We are the Lord,s children and everything belongs to him and for him.
  • Muritala Solebo on Psalms 24
    Wonderful prayer for healing
  • Blessing on Psalms 24
    Bless me Lord and restore my broken heart


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  • Rejecting False Idols
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