Psalm 24 – The King of Glory

by Timothy Shorey

“’Who is this King of glory?’ is a question full of meaning and worthy of the meditations of eternity. Who is he in person, nature, character, office and work? What is his pedigree? What his rank and what his race? The answer given in a mighty wave of music is, ‘The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.’ We know the might of Jesus by the battles which he has fought, the victories which he has won over sin, and death, and hell, and we clap our hands as we see him leading captivity captive in the majesty of his strength. Oh for a heart to sing his praises! Mighty hero, be crowned for ever King of kings and Lord of lords.” (C.H. Spurgeon)

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Jesus is El Gibbor—the Mighty God, the Lord mighty in battle in our behalf! I find it easy to imagine this song being sung by the angels and saints in heaven upon the return of Jesus—following his earthly conquest of sin, death, and hell—into the glories of heaven. While King David was a mighty warrior and king, this Psalm could never be sung with full-hearted and uninhibited worship, except by those who have come to know the True King, the Lord of Hosts—and King of Glory. What must the sound of heaven have been when the Son returned following his conquests on earth? And what sound will fill the New Heaven and New Earth when he comes again I great power and glory! Even so come Lord Jesus!

 

 

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