Psalm 24 is a Psalm of David expressing the LORD’s greatness and His sovereignty over all. It begins with acknowledging that the LORD is the creator of all things. Then based on his greatness and sovereignty, David asks the question, “Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place?” The answer is those with clean hands (actions), pure hearts (attitude) and those who have not sworn deceitfully (words). And those who humbly seek Him will receive the blessing of righteousness from the God of their salvation. Verses 7 & 9 exhort the gates and doors to stretch themselves to allow for the entrance of the Greatness of the Great King. HE is so great and awesome that even the great gates cannot receive him in their current form. The great news is that those who seek the LORD today with a humble heart will be given the Righteousness of God through faith in Jesus and be able to enter His presence. This is made clear in 2 Corinthians 5:21 – “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” LORD, thank You that I can come into Your awesome presence, because of Jesus’ righteousness that has been given to me through faith in Him.
– Bryan McKenzie