Psalm 24 is very important, since it speaks of God as creator and king of the entire universe. Some people have wanted to deny the existence of a creator God, but we firmly believe in the biblical teachings that speak to us about God and I believe that Psalm 24 is perfect to speak about the God creator of the heavens and the earth, and of course , of the entire universe.
These verses are an affirmation that God is not only the creator of the heavens and the earth, but He is also the master of His creation. In those times, like these, men tried to deny the existence of God. That generation was idolatrous in a great way, nothing different from the next generations! They adored even a stick, animals and objects that we can not imagine. Within the people of Israel there were also those who worshiped other gods, so the psalmist reminds them that the Lord is the King of all creation, there is simply no other God.
All the creation, every tree, every bird, the clouds, the stars, the sun, the seas, the rivers, the human being, everything has been created by God and He has authority over His work. It is as a certain preacher said: “The earth is the stage of God, and in his stage He does as He likes”. Nothing less than that, God is the owner and as creator owner He does what He pleases.
There are those who will say: If He owns everything, why does He allow pain, thefts, diseases? That answer is simple: God does not manipulate the human being, we are not puppets, we are people with independent mentalities. That is, God allows certain things for a certain time, but there will come a time when evil will receive its retribution.
I love the last verses with which the psalmist ends his powerful statement:
7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.
Those triumphant entries that are made to the presidents of a nation or to important people can not be compared to the reception of the King of the whole earth.
These verses make me think a lot about that moment when Jesus overcame His death on the cross. When He was resurrected on the third day, when He was received in glory, I imagine how powerful that moment was when heaven received the victorious Christ, the angels proclaiming firmly and kneeling before His power saying in one voice: “Raise yourselves, eternal doors, and the king of glory will enter! The victor, the King of the whole universe, Hallelujah!
We have a great and victorious God. Let us seek that God with all our heart and believe in Him with all firmness....
God, the King of all the earth
Since the Lord God has created the earth, He is the owner of it, as well of every creature that dwells therein. He also can manage the earth as He may please, or command whatever he may want to do with his creation.
Therefore, he is the Sovereign Lord of all, the King who governs and arranges every thing as he wants.
The Lord God is not like the kings or governors of this World: he is not a tangible being, but a Holy Spirit, almighty, eternal; and he is Love. His decisions are inspired by love and justice.
He deserves all honor and glory because he is the Lord, strong and mighty.
“Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty—he is the King of glory.” Psalm 24:10
All people of the earth ought to adore, glorify and love Him: because all of us have sinned and he has had mercy on us. He could have destroyed this perverse world but he did not do so: rather, led by his love, he gave an exit to people, a last opportunity to live, to be with Him in his House, there in Heaven, where there shall be no more crying or pain; in a happy new World.
This is what the apostle John tells us:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
This verse tells us about the great love of God towards people of this world. The implied warning is that those who do not believe in the Son of God shall perish; but the good news is that those who believe in Him, in the person of Jesus do live and have everlasting life.
May God give us faith to believe in Jesus Christ: so that we can live with Him in his House, in heaven, happy forever.