Today’s reading is Psalm 24.
Those final verses of Psalm 24 are a conversation between the gates of the temple and the triumphal procession of Yahweh. The temple was charged to open wide its gates and its doors to allow the King of glory entrance. But this should give us pause for a moment. Where is that temple? Can this song be sung today? That temple has been shaken out of the way so what cannot be shaken could remain. The kingdom that cannot be shaken remains. And so does the temple that cannot be shaken. What temple is that? That, my brothers and sisters, is us. We are that temple. According to Ephesians 2:19-22, we the believers in Jesus Christ, whether from among the Jews or from among the Gentiles, are the temple of the Lord. We learned yesterday of Israel’s great failure. We must not also fail. We are to be the dwelling place of the King of glory. He should dwell in our hearts. He should dwell in our churches. He should dwell in His church. We must lift up our heads, open our hearts and our minds to give Him entrance. We must open our lives to give Him free reign. He is the King of glory. He is mighty in battle. And when we give Him entrance, He will fight on our behalf and we will be victorious. God be praised! Our King is great! Let Him in !
Next week’s reading is Psalm 25.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, if Jesus is the King of glory, then we need to treat Him as such. We need to let Him be in charge. We need to give Him control of our lives. We need to give Him control of our churches. We need to let Him into our hearts and minds. We need to let Him into our families. We need to stand on His side. We don’t need to make Him King of our lives. He is King. And He is King of our lives. Rather, we need to acknowledge Him as King. We need to confess Him as King and submit to Him. Will you?