During the season of Advent, people from our congregation at Martins Creek Mennonite Church have collaborated to create an Advent devotional.  Each entry has been written by one of our own, both young and old.  We hope these meditations are a blessing to you during this Advent season.

Psalm 24:1-6                                                          

The Lord’s Claim: Psalm 24: 1-2

The Earth and all the solar system and all those who dwell on Earth are his by creation.  All the empires of space are his.  The Milky Way with its one hundred billion stars is his.  Yet among all these he names the earth, the planet where disease, suffering, pain and sin are out of control.  It is to this place where the battle will be fought and won at a place called Calvary.

The Lords Call: Psalm 24:3-4

Who shall ascend?  Who shall stand?  There is one hill, Mount Moriah where the king claims for himself.  God has chosen Jerusalem to put his name there. (II Chronicles 6:6)  What man is worthy to be brought into contact with a god of such might and glory?  Who shall stand in the tabernacle of God to serve him?

The Answer: Psalm 24: 5-6

Christ-likeness of life (v. 4):  Clean hands = the outward life.  Pure Heart = that is the inward life; we do what we do because we are what we are. The word vanity became the text for Ecclesiastes, a message about the emptiness and shallowness of this world.

Christ-like speech:  Whose word counts, which are trustworthy and dependable.

Psalm 24 concludes with the Lord’s coming.  It speaks five times of the coming one as the King of Glory.  Who is the King of Glory?  The Lord Strong and Mighty!  This coming king will also be God.  This Psalm is definitely Messianic.

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