Saturday, November 2, 2013

The King of Glory (Part V)

"He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, 
and righteousness from the God of his salvation."  
Psalm 24:5

After seeing the credentials of God's Man, we now see the covering of God's Man.  He is covered with God's blessing and righteousness.  God has said concerning His Son, "This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."  For what better commendation could one ask?!  Christ, and only Christ has received God's full and uninhibited commendation.

The one who will forsake his own wisdom and cast himself in faith upon the mercies of Christ will find that he too can stand in God's holy place, clothed in the perfection and righteousness of the Messiah.  David could see himself standing in the hill of the LORD because David was a redeemed man who had put his humble faith in the righteousness of God.  David's faith affected his actions.  Because of his conversion, he had a changed heart toward the things of God.  Though still a sinner, he did not habitually lift up his soul to vanity.  He was not continually enamored by the things of this life.  In Christ, David had found a new life and he could look forward to ascending into God's hill, protected by the righteousness of one far greater than himself, for Christ Himself said, "...that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."  Anyone who is willing to turn from sin and put their faith in Christ can find true conversion and be made fit to ascend into the hill of the LORD and to stand in His holy place.  We can be made fit to stand before God by the one who is completely righteous, that one is Jesus the Messiah.

"This is the generation of them that seek Him, 
that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah."  
Psalm 24:6

The generation that is truly seeking God will acknowledge these things to be so.  Those that truly seek God will be known by whether or not they are standing in His holy place, made fit only by His righteousness.

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