Psalm 24:7-10 “Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O 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! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory!”
The thought of having a king in the United States, conjures up ideas of the American Revolution and all the blood that was shed to free our nation from the tyrannical rule of a sovereign. In ancient days, a king would often go into battle with his people. He would fight alongside them and would face serious injury and even death to defend them. He wasn’t afraid to stand by his men and protect them as well as his country. To do this he had to be physically strong and a great warrior. He earned his people’s respect. When he returned from war, the gates would open and he would be welcomed by cheers and honor for his bravery.
Today kings rule from the comfort of their palaces and do most of their fighting through their advisors and foreign ambassadors. Their lives are filled with all the creature comforts befitting a king.
My King is Jesus and He was foretold in the Old Testament by the Psalmist as the King of Glory. Jesus came to the world as a simple man, born of a lowly virgin, but His Father is the almighty God. He proved His love for His people by waging war against sin and defeating the devil in the greatest battle of all times. He suffered a horrendous death at my expense, but He overcame death on the third day as He came back to life. He continues to fight for me and with me and has defended me against all the evil that still exists in this world.
He protects me daily with the armor of His salvation and is constantly at my side as I face adversity, fear and anxiety. He is also with me in the good times – encouraging me, lifting me up and spurring me on.
Who is this King of glory? He is my Lord and Savior, Jesus, Christ.