Through the Bible Day by Day
A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
ENTERING JEHOVAH’S HOLY PLACE
Psa_22:1-31 tells of the cross; Psa_23:1-6 of the crook; Psa_24:1-10 of the crown. This great choral hymn was evidently composed to celebrate the removal of the Ark from the house of Obed-edom to Mount Zion, 2Sa_6:1-23. It was conducted with music and song to its resting-place, and this psalm was the marching song of the priests, 1Ch_15:2-27.
Psa_24:1-2 were sung by the whole festal crowd; Psa_24:3 by a soloist; Psa_24:4-5 by the choir; and Psa_24:6 by the entire congregation. What a sublime challenge on the part of the approaching host is contained in Psa_24:7, to be answered by a company from within the gates in Psa_24:8! To this again the vast shout of the multitude gives reply in Psa_24:9.
This magnificent ode reached its perfect accomplishment when the mighty Victor over hell and the grave arose on high and sat down at the Father’s right hand. Oh, let the gates of your heart open wide to admit Him!