Psalm 24 Our GodJuly 18, 2021 / Psalms 24: Job 42:2 (NIV), Colossians 1:17 (NLT), Ephesians 2:2 (NIV), Romans 11:33-36 (NLT), 1 Chronicles 17:20 (ESV), 1 Peter 1:14-16 (NLT), Romans 3:23 (NLT), Ephesians 2:3 (NLT), Colossians 1:15-22 (NLT), Revelation 3:20-21 (NASB)
Psalm 24 Our God
God’s ultimate over aching control of absolutely everything. It is His continual working of all things together to carry out His desires and plan.
How do we reconcile in our minds God’s sovereignty as THE all-powerful, all good, King over everything and the reason for every bad thing that happens? How do we reconcile those two?
The answer: We don’t. We can’t. And we are not called to do that!
Depending on its context, Holy can mean:
- Purity- as in the absence of Sin
- Set apart or separated- and as a result drastically different than the rest
- Sacred- something that is not common, it is far above the rest
-Points to a Divine Justice
- God is THE standard of Holiness. He is all of these definitions perfectly and fully
David’s questions reveal our need for something… or someone…a representative, someone who can stand in the gap for us…someone like a savior.
Our God is relational. The King of Glory seeks a personal loving committed and covenantal relationship, with those He rules over, and get this, even His enemies.
To put it in terms within the context of Psalm 24, God’s enemies are anyone and everyone who has not climbed the mountain of The Lord, and is currently standing in His Holy Place.
The Bible also reveals God as merciful, and gracious, as kind, and of course 1 John 4:8 “God is Love.”
The Love of God is not The King throwing down money, cars, houses, comfort and convenience from atop His mountain down to a broken and weak people who are already vulnerable to Satan’s snares of unquenchable avarice, greed, lust, and selfishness.
The Love of God is about the King, with no obligation to anyone or need of anything, becoming a lowly humble slave and dying a criminal’s death on the cross, so that He and his enemies may have personal loving committed and covenantal relationship, now and forever, in life and after death.
Everyone has the free will to choose if and how much they will foster a relationship with Jesus.
Relationships are all about choice. Love is not a feeling, it is a choice.
What doors, what ancient gates that guard the secret areas of your life do you need to open and allow Jesus passage into?