We will begin this lesson by giving the 24th Psalm in metre.

                   THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE

                           Chapter 24

verse 1  "Jehovah claims as his the earth, And all that it contains,
          The world and all that dwellers are Within its wide
verse 2  "For He upon the waters vast Did its foundations lay;
          He firmly hath established it Upon the floods to stay."
verse 3  "Who is the man that shall ascend Into the hill of God?
          Or who within His holy place Shall have a firm abode?"
verse 4  "Whose hands are clean, whose heart is pure, And unto vanity
          Who hath not lifted up his soul, nor sworn deceitfully."
verse 5  "This is the man who from the Lord The blessing shall
          receive, And righteousness to him will God His great
          redeemer give."
verse 6  "Lo, this the generation is That after Him inquire,
          O Jacob, who do seek thy face With their whole heart's
verse 7  "Ye gates, lift up your heads on high; Ye doors that last for
          aye, Be lifted up, that so the King Of glory enter may."
verse 8  "But who of glory is the King? The Mighty Lord is this;
          Ev'n that same Lord, That great in might, And strong in
          battle is."
verse 9  "Ye gates, lift up your heads on high; Ye doors, that last
          for aye, Be lifted up, that so the King Of glory enter may."
verse 10 "But who is He that is the King Of glory? Who is this?
          The Lord of hosts, and none but he The King of glory is."

     Now, we will begin the verse by verse study, taken from the King
James version of the Bible. Psalms 24:1 "{A Psalm of David.} The earth
[is] the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that
dwell therein."

     God created the world, and everything, and everyone in it. We are
His creation. We all belong to God, in the sense that He created us.
The world belongs to God. He can do with the world, and all things in
it, as He wishes. It is His possession. We would have to read nothing
but the first few verses of Genesis to know that not only the earth,
but everything in the universe was part of God's creation, and
therefore belongs to Him. To further this explanation, we could, also,
read the first chapter of John and know even further that all things
were made by Him. People, who are prejudiced against another race of
people, should read this in Psalms. All mankind belongs to God. It
matters not whether you are Caucasian, Negroid or Asiatic, you were
created by God, for God. Revelation 4:11 "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things,
and for thy pleasure they are and were created."  I Corinthians 10:26
"For the earth [is] the Lord's, and the fulness thereof."
     Psalms 24:2 "For he hath founded it upon the seas, and
established it upon the floods."

     Genesis 1:6  "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst
of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."  Genesis
1:7 "And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were]
under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament:
and it was so."  It really does not matter how He did it. It is enough
to know that He did. We know that even the waves obeyed Jesus' voice
when He spoke to the waves and said, peace be still. The water, the
land the sky, are all subject to God.

     Psalms 24:3 "Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who
shall stand in his holy place?"

     Before Jesus opened the way to the Father by tearing down the
veil of partition to the most holy place when He gave His body on the
cross, it meant death to come to the Father. Only the high priest
could go into the most holy place where God dwelt, and he could go
only at certain times, and he must be accompanied by blood. We know
that Moses ascended the hill of the Lord. Others were warned not to
even touch the mountain, lest they die. The only way any of us can
stand in the hill of God, or stand in the holy place, is when we are
covered by the blood of Jesus. We take on the righteousness of Christ,
when we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour. Jesus is the door we must
enter by. Heaven, and the most holy place, is open to all believers
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

     Psalms 24:4 "He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath
not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully."

     This is a beautiful answer to verse 3. Whatever is in our heart,
is what we are. Salvation occurs in the heart. Before anything else
occurs, we must believe in our heart. The hands of the priests were
dedicated to God in the sanctuary, by applying blood to the thumb of
the right hand. You see, first our heart must be pure and clean, then
the work that we do for God must be clean and pure, as well. Are the
things you are doing with your hands pleasing to God? Notice in this
very same statement that a pure heart and clean hands must be
accompanied by separation from the lust for worldly things. The vanity
of this world is not to be desired of believers. Jesus said, not to
swear at all. This says, don't swear a lie. We see in this next verse
how serious lying is. Revelation 21:8 "But the fearful, and
unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and
sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the
lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second

     Psalms 24:5 "He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and
righteousness from the God of his salvation."

     II Corinthians 5:21 "For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who
knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
Isaiah 61:10 "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be
joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of
salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a
bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth
[herself] with her jewels."  You might ask, how do we receive our
righteousness? One answer is found in this next Scripture. Revelation
7:14 "And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These
are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their
robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

     Psalms 24:6 "This [is] the generation of them that seek him, that
seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah."

     We are told in the Scriptures, if we seek Him, we will find Him.
This does not mean that all the people in a particular age will seek
God, but rather that the ones who seek Him are a generation to
themselves. Romans 9:6 "Not as though the word of God hath taken none
effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel:" Romans
9:7 "Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all
children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called."  Romans 9:8 "That
is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the
children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the
seed."  To sum this up, we would say, then the children who seek the
face of God are the true believers in Christ. Christians are the
generation spoken of above.

     Psalms 24:7 "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up,
ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in."

     We see, in this, a glorious entering into the throne room in
heaven of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is now King of kings
and Lord of lords. He sits enthroned at the right hand of the Father.
These doors opened when the veil in the temple was torn from the top
to the bottom at the crucifixion of Jesus. Matthew 27:51 "And, behold,
the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom;
and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;"  Jesus had always been
allowed to go into the most holy place, but His followers could not,
until Jesus opened the door for us. He is the door. He is the way. No
man cometh to the Father, but by Jesus. Christians, the door to heaven
is opened for you. Wash yourself in the blood of the Lamb and enter

     Psalms 24:8 "Who [is] this King of glory? The LORD strong and
mighty, the LORD mighty in battle."

     The King of glory is the Word who took on the form and of flesh
and suffered on the cross. He won the victory for us on the cross. We
called Him Jesus, because He is our Saviour. He is mighty in battle,
because He defeated Satan, and destroyed sin on the cross. He is now
Lord of lords and King of kings. We know this One was the Light in the
tabernacle, He was the Manna, He was the Shew Bread, His fiery finger
had written the 10 commandments on the stone. He was the fulfillment
of that very law. In fact, He was the Ark and the mercy seat
symbolically. Whatever you call Him, He is all believer's Saviour and
     Psalms 24:9 "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift [them] up,
ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in."

     Don't you know there was rejoicing in Heaven, when Jesus came

     Psalms 24:10 "Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he
[is] the King of glory. Selah."

     He is Jehovah, Lord God Almighty, The Everlasting One, The King
of Peace. He is our all in all.

                             Questions 25

1.  The earth is the _______.
2.  What, besides the earth, belongs to God?
3.  Where do we read about God creating the world?
4.  Thou art worthy to receive ______ and _______ and _____.
5.  He hath founded it upon the _____.
6.  What did Jesus do, that made us know that He had rule over the
7.  Who opened the way to the Father, and how ?
8.  Who was the only one allowed to go into the holy of holies in the
9.  When he went into the holy of holies, what did he have to have
    with him?
10. Who was the only one allowed to go up the mountain, when God was
    on the mountain?
11. What must the Christian be covered in to stand before the Father?
12. How does the Christian receive the righteousness of Christ?
13. Heaven is open to all believers through what?
14. What are we really?
15. Where does salvation first occur?
16. How were the hands of the priest dedicated in the sanctuary?
17. The Christian must not lust for what?
18. Who does Revelation chapter 21 verse 8 say will taste the second
19. Quote 2 Corinthians chapter 5 verse 21.
20. What does Isaiah chapter 61 verse 10 say believers are clothed in?
21. What makes the robe of the Christian white?
22. Who are the generation who seek God?
23. What is verse 7 in this lesson describing?
24. When was the door to heaven opened?
25. What was special about the veil being torn in the temple?
26. Who is the King of glory?
27. Why did we call Him Jesus?
28. Name several things in the tabernacle that represented Jesus.
29. What answer did the author give to verse 10 {Who is the King of