Psalm 24

Psalm 24:3-4 King James Version (KJV/Ryrie note & XR). ‘3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.” NOTE: Necessary qualities for holiness in worship. “clean hands.” Right deeds. “pure heart.” Right motives. XR Ez 18:15. “He does not eat at the mountain shrines, or look to the idols of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife.” NOTE. The NIV has the most easy to understand translation of the opposite of Ps 24:4, “clean hands, and a pure heart.”

Psalm 24:5-6 Considering Jacob. (KJV/Ryrie XR ) 5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. Ryrie NOTE. “Jacob.” Better, like Jacob: Gen 32:30 ( KJV) And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. Ryrie NOTE: “Peniel” means “the face of God.” MacArthur NOTE: from 32:24 a Man wrestled. The site name, Peniel, or “face of God,” given by Jacob (v. 30) and the commentary given by Hosea (Hos. 12:4) identifies this Man with whom Jacob wrestled as the Angel of the Lord who is also identified as God, a pre-incarnate appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hosea 12:4 (KJV) Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us; Ryrie NOTE: Like Jacob, Israel and Judah were deceitful but could turn to the Lord as he did at Bethel. Ryrie XR Gen 32:24-28 (NKJV) 24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. 26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” 27 So He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.” 28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”.29 Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.” And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My name?” And He blessed him there. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” Ryrie NOTE: vs 24: The “man” who wrestled Jacob is called an angel in Hos 12:4 and was evidently the preincarnate Christ. Jacob’s wrestling involved agonizing prayer (Hos 12:4). vs 25-28 God allowed himself to be overcome by Jacob, though he crippled him. 32:29 Jacob’s question had already been answered in the name bestowed on him, since the “el” in Israel means “god.”

Psalm 24:7-10. (The King Of Glory And His Kingdom) “7 Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.” (All verses in this post are NKJV). Ryrie NOTE. [In David’s time, the “King of glory” was represented by the ark being brought in a triumphal procession to the sanctuary. These verses also speak prophetically to the ascension of Christ after His victory over sin and death and of His coming reign as King over all the earth.] Ryrie XR. Isaiah 26:2.(Praise In The Kingdom) “Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.” MacArthur NOTE. [Open the gates. Isaiah envisions the future Jerusalem, where only righteous Israel may enter. The redeemed remnant from other nations will come periodically to worship] MacArthur XR Zech. 14:16–19. (The Nations Worship the King) “16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain. 18 If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the Lord strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.” MacArthur NOTE. [14:16–19. This very important passage reveals that some Gentiles will go into the millennial kingdom alive along with the redeemed Jews. A converted remnant from those heathen nations will make annual pilgrimages to Jerusalem to worship the Lord and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles during the Millennium. Commemorating the time when God “tabernacled” with Israel in the wilderness, the feast represented the last of the 3 major pilgrimage festivals (Lev. 23:34–36), marked the final harvest of the year’s crops, and provided a time of rejoicing. In the Millennium, it will celebrate Messiah’s presence again dwelling among His people and the joyful restoration of Israel, including the ingathering of the nations. Those who refuse to go will experience drought and plague. Tragically, as the thousand years go on, there will be many people from all over the world who will reject Christ as Savior and King, joining in a final war against Him, only to be destroyed and cast into hell forever (cf. Rev. 20:7–15).]

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