Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The king of glory

Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. – Psalm 24.8-9

The first part of Psalm 24 sings praises and exalts the king of glory and describes His power and might. These are great words of encouragement.

But just to make sure God makes it clear. The psalmist ask the question ‘who is this king of glory?’

We might ask ourselves the same question. Who is the king that gets the glory in our lives? For some, sadly, we might try to be the king of our own lives and we might glory in all that we can do or all that we have done. We may think that we are the ones who have the strength and the might to carry through the years to come. We might trust our bank accounts or possessions or our own ability to be the king to glorify in our lives.

But there is only one king of glory and here he is revealed to us as the only one who can come in and receive the glory.

The Lord, Jehovah, Yahweh, is our king of glory who is ready to come in and take control. The Creator and sustainer of the universe is our king of glory. He wants to come in to our uplifted heads. We don’t need to be looking down hearted because this is of our King of glory!

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