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G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Psalms 24



Verses 1-10

This is the final psalm of the three, and as in Psalms 22:1-31 the words so far exceed the possibility of exhaustion by any circumstances originating them as to create an opinion unanimously in favor of their Messianic application. In this song the Saviour who through suffering triumphed, the Shepherd; who through pilgrimage leads His own, is seen ascending to the place of power and authority.

The first movement recognizes the sovereignty of Jehovah over the created world and its inhabitants (verses Psalms 24:1-2). There is, then, a question which recognizes a need. The hill of the Lord which is the place of authority (see Psalms 2:6) is vacant, and it is asked, “Who shall ascend into it?” The answer declares the need for purity of conduct and character. Suddenly the antiphonal chanting of angels breaks forth. Some are accompanying the King as He approaches the place of power. Others wait, guarding the entrance. The first company claims entrance for Him. The second assembly challenges His right. The answer tells of might inherent and of victory in battle, and through the lifted portals we see Him pass and know Him for “Jehovah of hosts.” By our calendars, yesterday He passed through Psalms 22:1-31. Today He is exercising the office of Psalms 23:1-6. Tomorrow, He will exercise finally the authority of Psalms 24:1-10.


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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 24:4". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.

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