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Day 4: Who Is This King of Glory?

I Believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth

READ

Psalm 24

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
        the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it upon the seas
       and established it upon the waters.
Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?
       Who may stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
       who does not lift up his soul to an idol
       or swear by what is false.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
       and vindication from God his Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
       who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Selah
Lift up your heads, O you gates;
       be lifted up, you ancient doors,
       that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
       The Lord strong and mighty,
       the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates;
       lift them up, you ancient doors,
       that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?
       The Lord Almighty—
       he is the King of glory. Selah

MEDITATE

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Ps. 24:1). Meditate on this phrase as an affirmation of faith. Let your mind swell with the expansive content of “everything in it.” Imagine now the Lord coming to his Creation, standing at the gates and preparing to enter as the King of glory. Imagine now this God knocking on the gate of your life. Declare to the gates of your heart, “Lift up your heads, O you gates . . . that the King of glory may come in” (Ps. 24:7).

Do you know the song “Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall? If not, do a quick search online and listen to the lyrics. Sing the song as an act of meditative prayer.

REFLECT

I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that everywhere, wherever you may be, the least plant may bring to you the clear remembrance of the Creator . . . One blade of grass or one speck of dust is enough to occupy your entire mind in beholding the art with which it has been made.

—From The Germination of the Earth
Basil the Great

ASK

Express your questions, doubts, curiosities, and conundrums.

AFFIRM

Write any fresh affirmation stirring in your heart and mind from today.

Now affirm the Apostles’ Creed aloud:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord . . .