Psalm 24 and 93

Here are two Psalms to help you worship the KING and to anticipate His kingdom of Glory:

Psalm 24
A song of David

The earth is the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. (literally, rivers)
Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD/ or who shall stand in His holy place?
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek Thy face, O Jacob. Selah. (We don’t have clean hands and pure hearts! So verse 6 explains that it is those who seek God through the descendent of Jacob, Jesus, the Savior.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.

TEACHING TIP

Make sure the children know about gates and doors that surround any king’s throne or palace. Some of my neighbors have gates and walls around their property. I take the pre-school grandchildren on walks to see the gates opening and closing so they have this image in their minds. Trips to a real castle would be good for elementary children. We were recently in Newport, Rhode Island where the mansions were gated. Hope you can find one near you.

Psalm 93

The LORD reigneth, He is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith He hath girded Himself; the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
Thy throne is established of old; Thou art from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
Thy testimonies are very sure; holiness becometh Thine house, O LORD, forever.

Teaching Tip
Our coastal winds have been 15-20 miles per hour this week with waves of 8-12 feet. The noise was what struck me. Any conversation had to be shouted. Take your children to the beach on a rough day where they can feel the wind and hear how scary the waves sound. Our King is dressed in His own strength and might and perfect character. Children love to sing the old hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy.”

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before “retiring” to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies.

My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years.

Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, “Warm-hearted Calvinists.”

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