Psalm 24:9 Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.”
[The repetition here from verse 7 shows how important it is to open the way for God’s entrance into our lives. And why would anyone not want to open up to the King of glory? Well, unfortunately, in our selfish and deluded desire to be independent and in control, many refuse to open up so that the Lord of glory may come in.
How foolish! For you, Lord God, bring only what is good, only what is a blessing, only what gives true freedom (from sin, self and Satan), only what brings joy and grace in the end.
Therefore, we choose to open our hearts, our lives, our wills to you, as widely as the amphitheater in the picture here. We commit ourselves to giving you praise, to giving you the glory due your name, lifting you up by obeying your Word, resting in your goodness, thanking you in all.]
Psalm 24:10 “Who is he, this King of glory? The LORD Almighty—he is the King of glory.”
[You, O Yahweh, are the Lord of Power, the God of Might, the Ruler of Majesty, the Commander of all the hosts of Heaven. There is nothing good you cannot do, there is nothing wise you will not do, there is nothing evil you can ever do.
To you belongs all glory, for you are Creator and King, Ruler and Redeemer, Lord and Leader of all who will come to you. Therefore, to you I bow down today and submit myself in obedience to your Word, to your Spirit, to your Way so that you may have more glory.
I proclaim your power and your strength, your goodness and your grace, your wisdom and your holiness, your purity and love. To you be rich and deep glory, ever expanding honor, and endless praise. May only positives flow from my life like a great fountain to you today, giving you ever increasing exaltation, pleasure and joy, my Lord and King. Amen.”