The King of Glory

  Daily God Walk Friday, April 15, 2010

 Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you 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. – Psalm 24:7-8

Scholars believe that this Psalm was a song for the returning of the Ark of the Covenant to the temple, and in the years after the return of the Ark it was sung on the anniversary of its return. Christians also apply it as prophetic of the ascension of Christ.

However one applies this psalm the message is the same: Our Lord is the King of glory! He who triumphs over all his enemies inhabits his rightful place among his peoples.

It was because of the disobedience of Israel’s leaders that the Ark was lost in battle. In fact, the Ark was never intended to be taken into battle and the fact that it was is in itself a sin against God. The priests had become corrupt and the leaders of Israel had lost sight of the glory of the Lord. It was the judgment of God that the Ark was taken from them.

As is often the case God took this bad thing which happened and used it as an opportunity to show his glory. The Philistines captured the Ark, but they didn’t know what they were in for. They left it in a room with the idol of their god Dagon. The next day when they returned they found Dagon overturned and broken. Plague and sickness fell upon them until they returned the Ark to Israel.

The ark was kept on the farm of an Israeli farmer until David had it returned to the house of worship. The farmer that kept the ark was blessed abundantly while it was in his possession.

Then the ark returned to its rightful place and the people rejoiced. As the Ark entered the city they cried, “Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you 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 battles.”

Today the same King of glory rests in his rightful place, but his place is now in the hearts of believers. Let us rejoice that the King of glory has returned to his rightful place.

 Prayer: Thank you King of glory for coming into my life. Amen.

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