For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the waters. (Psalm 24:2)
To the best of our knowledge, David had never ventured more than a few hundred miles beyond Israel, and had never seen a sea other than the Mediterranean (perhaps also the Red Sea). David never saw a modern globe or earth projection. Yet he knew that the waters of the earth dominated the globe, so much so that it could be said that the earth is in the midst of the waters instead of the waters in the midst of the earth’s land.
3 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face. Selah (Psalm 24:3-6)
The “Jacob Generation” symbolizes
- The generation who seeks the face of God, that is, His presence;
- The generation that seeks to walk in holiness of life (‘clean hands’) and purity of heart, without bowing to the idols of our time; and
- The generation that cries out for the King of glory to reign, and for His glory to return to His church.
9 Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory. Selah
“And when He (Lord Jesus) had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”” (Matthew 21:10) If they had known who it was, the response should have been, “The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory!”