Passage: Psalm 24

1 The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,[a]
the world and those who dwell therein,
2 for he has founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.
3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.
5 He will receive blessing from the Lord
and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.[b] Selah
7 Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may 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 gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory! Selah


Who is this King of Glory and why does He matter to me?

So…why does Christmas matter? Before the gates of glory would open wide to receive Jesus as victorious in the battle against sin and death, they would first open to send him out. Deploy him to the frontlines of the battle. This victorious King was known by us. According to God’s perfect plan, God became man and came down. With the victory in mind, we rejoice that heaven opened and sent Him down. More than a good story. More than a religious symbol. More than generosity or family or “the lights we like” so much. Decisive victory. The arrival of a King come to wage war to win a people for himself and return to glory victorious. He comes to make His blessings flow far as the curse is found. Open wide, you ancient doors.


Psalm 24 "The King of Glory"

by Joel Carlson | Psalms


Joel Carlson

Joel Carlson