3 Who may climb the mountain of the LORD?
Who may stand in his holy place? … 8 Who is the King of glory?
Two profound questions: who may stand in God’s presence to worship Him? And, who is the God we worship? Many have tried to answer these questions by going on a quest to “find themselves” or to try different world religions. Some don’t believe in God, thus becoming their own “god” and trying to control their small world, but utterly failing to do so.
Who is the King of glory? He is the Creator described in verses 1-2:
1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it.
The world and all its people belong to him.
2 For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas
and built it on the ocean depths.
He is our King, victorious over everyone who comes against Him! (vs. 8b)
The LORD, strong and mighty;
the LORD, invincible in battle.
But He is also the personal God who wants a relationship with you (vs. 5). He wants you to know Him and be near Him.
Who may stand in His presence? Those with a pure heart, who don’t worship idols or tell lies (vs. 4). They are the people who seek Him and receive His blessing (vv. 4-5).
As we launch into a new school year, make God your God! Make it a priority to seek Him every day. Tear down anything you’ve made more important than God. Let Him lead you through the battles you face. Lift up your head and let the King of glory come in to your life! He is coming again soon! Ó
7 Open up, ancient gates!
Open up, ancient doors,
and let the King of glory enter.
Sep. 1: Early Bird Deadline to Register for
Sep. 7: Open House, 6:30 PM
Oct. 28-30: Youth Convention in La Crosse, WI