Do you enjoy Christmas shopping? How do you tackle it?
The King of Glory
Reading : Psalm 24
Begin by reading the psalm aloud as we did in the
psalm is used at the beginning of Advent as we celebrate that God is King.
Children of Israel focussed on “The Lord is King” once a year
and used this psalm as part of a procession with mounting excitement as
they approached the city.
- v.1-2 God
the Creator is sovereign Everything in the world is his and he sustains
- v. 3 God
God’s blessing is not to be confused with human success. It has to
do with enjoying God and living in his light.
- v.7-10 Mounting
excitement. The King of Glory will sweep all away before him. His complete
victory is to come.
- In Advent
we look beyond Christmas to Jesus’ return in glory and in Judgement.
What impact does that have on our lives?
cares about justice and holiness. (Story of Archbishop Romero)
QUESTIONS OF APPLICATION
1. What is stressed about God in
verses 7-10? What three names would you give God from this psalm?
2. What impact does the belief
that Jesus will return to judge and reign have on your day to day life?
3. Michael spoke of God’s
concern for justice. What injustices are you aware of? Are you able to do
anything about them?