On Sunday, we began a new series of sermons focusing on the Names and Character of God, Who Is This King of Glory? Beginning with Psalm 24, Pastor Brad unfolded 2 truths that will serve as a framework for understanding and knowing who God is as we seek to understand and enjoy our union to Him through our Union with Christ.
A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? 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. He will receive blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory! Selah
The applications regarding a culture and for our everyday life are
- God is not to be trifled with
- The King of Glory is not meant to be kept at a distance… He is to come in.
As we draw near to God in knowing Him in His glory, He will move in power and demonstrate His greatness to us and through us… as we abide in Christ… He will bear much fruit.