King of Everything

The secular sacred divide annoys me because it doesn’t exist.  There are not two seperate domains, one which is God’s and one that is neutral.  There is not a place that we get to ‘do our own thing’ without thought of God.  We work in God’s world, we play golf in God’s world, and we drive our cars in God’s world.  We build skyscrapers in God’s world and we build microchips in God’s world.  In the next day try and remember that everything you do is in the wolrd over which God is king.

Psalm 24

Of David. A psalm.

 1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
   the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
   and established it on the waters.

 3 Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD?
   Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
   who does not trust in an idol
   or swear by a false god.[a]

 5 They will receive blessing from the LORD
   and vindication from God their Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
   who seek your face, God of Jacob.[b][c]

 7 Lift up your heads, you gates;
   be lifted up, you ancient doors,
   that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
   The LORD strong and mighty,
   the LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates;
   lift them up, you ancient doors,
   that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
   The LORD Almighty—
   he is the King of glory.

Questions

  1. What belongs to the Lord?
  2. Who is the king of glory?
  3. How would you describe ‘king of glory’ in your own words?
  4. How does believing God is king of everything play out in your own life?
  5. Where could you live out the reign of God more?
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About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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