Bible Leads: Psalm 24

TEXT

Of David. A Psalm.
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,
the world, and those who live in it;
for he has founded it on the seas,
and established it on the rivers.

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
and do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from the Lord,
and vindication from the God of their salvation.
Such is the company of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.*
Selah

Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is the King of glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory.
Selah


REFLECTION QUESTIONS

  1. What would it mean to have “clean hands and pure hearts”?
  2. In what ways is purity a Christian goal? In what ways does purity hinder the Christian experience?
  3. In what ways have you sought the face of God?
  4. “The Lord, mighty in battle”: in what ways is that comforting for you??

IMAGE

Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria prepares to jump from the altitude of 29455 meters during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, USA on July 25, 2012. 
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria prepares to jump from the altitude of 29455 meters during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, USA on July 25, 2012.

SOUNDTRACK

YouTube Playlist (mostly live cuts) || Spotify Playlist
  1. Fight Test, by The Flaming Lips
  2. Blue Sky, by The Allman Brothers Band
  3. Daily Routine, by Animal Collective
  4. Until It Sleeps, by Metallica
  5. Such Great Heights, by The Postal Service
  6. Extra-Sensory, by Superdrag
  7. All Things in TIme, by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  8. Will You Love Me, by The Vespers
  9. Sunshine In Chicago, by Sun Kil Moon
  10. Laughing With, by Regina Spektor

HAIKU

Who is clean enough? / Climbing close, hands wet, trembling / Before David’s God

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