“This is the generation of those who seek Him, . . .” Psalm 24:6
When equilibrium is disrupted we lose balance. Some lose their way spiritually, the desires of the heart spin out of control plunging life into a downward spiral. Others experience the dominating force of negative emotions locking them in a stronghold of bitterness, anger, jealousy and condemnation. This Psalm is for anyone who’s lost their way, for anyone who needs to find stability in the struggles of life.
The earth is the Lord’s.
It is that God is the only ruler over the entire world. In His mercy, He pleads that His creation will depart from their evil ways and turn to Him.
Who may stand?
There’s a struggle with accepting God as the ruler of our world. There is always a canyon separating sinful people and a Holy God. We are separated from our Creator. Separated by our sin, scars, and suspicion.
He who has clean hands and a pure heart.
Many stand stuck in their separation, they mistakenly believe they have to live better before they can approach God. But a holy life is not the cause of our justification, God made a way to bridge the gap.
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Look to the one who is pure. Jesus was sent into this world to make His heart and His hands available to us. We stand in the presence of God, not because of our own goodness, but because there is none righteous, not even one.
The Lord is strong and mighty.
Jesus wins, and we get to enjoy the blessings of victory. This Psalm is not ambiguous about the identity of the rightful King. It’s Jesus – the Lord of hosts and the King of glory! No one else. He is the conquering King who has returned from the victory of the cross to pour out new life.
Lift up your head.
Today, the risen King of glory longs for you to lift up your head and allow Him to direct your every thought and action. You can choose to live in the righteousness and blessing of the Holy God who creates, sustains, and owns all things.
Open up the gates. Welcome Him into your life as the conquering King.