Text: Psalm 24
Note the questions in verses 3, 8, and 10, Who is the King of glory? The first most important question is a “Who” question.
- Salvation is a ‘who’ question.
- Your daily decisions are ‘who’ questions. Bondage versus liberty is a ‘who’ question. Jesus Christ said take my yoke upon you. My yoke is easy, my burden light. Pharoah’s burden in the world is rigorous slavery.
- Paul says as a Christian employee you do your work as unto the Lord, as unto Christ, as to the Lord. Who’s your highest authority is more important than what you do.
- Whether you’re a recipient of God’s grace is a who question.
- Peace with God is a who question.
- Forgiveness of sins is a who question.
- Glorified body is a who question.
The identity of the King was a mystery to the Jews because they would not believe God. David prophesied the coming King was also the LORD, the God of gods. Look at verse 10; the LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. But throughout the psalm the LORD, capital L-O-R-D, looks for the man who will be King who will inherit His creation.
Who shall ascend?
- Jesus says, I am the way.
- The devil SAID he would ascend, but Jesus Christ DID ascend; Acts 1:10, Ephesians 4:8.
Who shall stand?
- Hebrews 8:1 We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched and not man.
- Generation of Jesus Christ
- Entire generation taking after Jesus Christ
- Standing before God is the same as Jesus Christ’s standing
- Daily life of the believer
- 24:6 This is the generation…
- 1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
- 1 Peter 2:9
Who is the King of glory? (vss 7-9)
- Look up!
- Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
- Colossians 3:1-4
- The question is posed by some angel or some heavenly host or someone.
- Revelation 4 shows God the Father on the throne. Revelation 5:1, 6, 13, shows Jesus Christ as the Lamb, not yet the King. Notice that the Lamb is worthy. Revelation 6:16, 7:9-10. Then Revelation 19:11 he is King!
- Now David was anointed king, but it was a while before he became king. There were several years between David’s anointing and his actual reign. David understands the waiting period and he’s a great picture of Jesus Christ who will be King, but is not right now.
- Who is the King of glory? He’s the LORD from verse one who owns the earth by creation.