The King of Glory

Harry Buis

READ : Psalm 24:1-10

This Psalm has three distinct parts. The first is a proclamation that the universe belongs to God since He created it (vv. 1-2). God created the world out of nothing. No one else has any claim on it. It all belongs to Him. What we have, God has just loaned us for a little while. We are responsible to use what we have as good stewards who must some day give an account of what we have done with what is His. Are you giving high priority to being a faithful steward of all that God has put in your hands?

The second section asks who can approach this great God (v. 3). The answer is those who live a pure life (v. 4). But who can live up to the description given here? No one. Our only hope is that we be washed by the blood of Christ. This having happened, however, we cannot expect to have good fellowship with God unless we are sin cerely seeking to live a godly life. Is your heart pure?

The final section of the Psalm is a call to prepare for the arrival of God who is here described as the King of Glory. And so He is. He is the King, the ruler of heaven and earth. And He is a glorious King, who is great in every aspect of His being. We can come to Him as intimate friends, but surely we approach such a God with awe and wonder and reverence. Our worship should express such awe.


Father, all we have is Yours. We approach You trusting in the redeeming work of Your Son. In His name. Amen.