Psalms 24:10 – April 5, 2020

Who is this king of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the king of glory. Psalms 24:10 NABRE          

David wrote this psalm when he had purchased the land for the temple site. At the time David erected a temporary altar upon which he offered sacrifices of thanksgiving. Some say this site, Mount Moriah, is the place from which Adam was created. This location is intended to serve as an inspiration for humanity to emulate the spotless virtue of the first man at the time of creation. The psalm should be recited on the day of the inauguration of the temple and on each first day of the week. The psalm apparently accompanied a ceremony of the entry of God (invisibly enthroned upon the ark), followed by the people, into the temple. The temple commemorated the creation of the world. The people had to affirm their fidelity before being admitted into the sanctuary. A choir identifies the approaching God and invites the very temple gates to bow down in obeisance.  We have the rhetorical question in the quoted verse which is meant to emphasize that God is the King of Glory. God is the Lord of hosts. Hosts are heavenly bodies who serve and respond to God’s desires. It is not meant as a militaristic connotation. They accompany the Ark that is brought into the temple, the presence of God in the temple never to be removed. 

God is also Lord of the thousands of pilgrims who will come to the temple to offer sacrifice, praise and thanksgiving to God. We can see God as the King of Glory who shares His glory, we read God telling Moses, “See! I have made you a god to Pharaoh, ” (Exodus 7:1) We also know that God wants us to share in His glory, if we have faith the King of Glory will enter into us, carrying with Him the triumph of His passion.  God’s glory exists to be shared with us.

Do you seek the Glory of God? Is there a holy place in you for God to enter?

We know that God wants us to share in His glory, if we have faith the King of Glory will enter into us, carrying with Him the triumph of His passion. God's glory exists to be shared with us. Click To Tweet

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