Let Him In (Bible 365 Reading Reflection)


Psalm 24:1-10, NIV 1984

1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.

3 Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.

5 They will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God their Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
The LORD strong and mighty,
the LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
The LORD Almighty—
he is the King of glory.

I have heard several kinds of music but nothing goes beyond the beauty of the Psalms that inspired so many generations. The intricate mix of God’s sovereign word and the eternal music of God’s greatness makes these collection of ancient Israelite hymns immortal. The original tune and melody may have been lost in time but its eternal melody resonates the hearts of ancient hymn writers and modern Christian musicians alike. Psalm 24 is one of the countless psalms that inspired beautiful music like “Give Us Clean Hands” from Psalm 24:4 and “Glory” Psalm 24:7-10. They may not be the exact melodies and tunes to the original music but one thing’s for sure, they are in tune to God’s plan for our lives.

This psalm gives us two messages that are important in our path to Christ-likeness, giving one’s self for God’s cleansing grace and letting Him reside in your heart as the captain that steers your path. They both go together as the path to a righteous and fruitful life in God. Its is not enough that you make Him renovate the outer look of your heart but also what’s deep within us. We must let Him in! He alone can make you worthy to face an everlasting Father resonating brightly His holiness and power. No matter what challenges you experience like those mentioned in the preceding psalms, you will always face the time that you have to face God personally. He alone can make us dwell in the light of His glory and grace.

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About Mark Mayo - Magallanes

MARK MAYO - MAGALLANES – blogger by passion, cook by hobby, student by life, theater actor by fate, writer by work, and Christian by grace. Part Filipino, Chinese and Spanish by blood, he is proudly 100% Negrénse. His love for his home Island of Negros, heritage and lifestyle has led him to write much about it and full-time, all-time. View all posts by Mark Mayo - Magallanes

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