By THE REV. LOU TISCIONE
“The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.” Psalm 24:1
The God who spoke and all things came into being is the King and Ruler of all Creation. He rules all things and owns all things. God ordains all things that come to pass. He provides all things for the enjoyment of His people.
David wrote Psalm 24 roughly 3,000 years ago. We sometimes think that man in our time knows more than David did. We think that we’ve grown in wisdom, strength and knowledge since King David’s time. In many ways, however, we have actually regressed.
David was king in Israel by God’s anointing. He ruled Israel under the authority of God. David knew that God was the sovereign Creator of all things. David was also confronted in his sins of adultery and murder. David acknowledged his sin and appealed to God’s mercy for forgiveness. David’s sin was forgiven but his household experienced the consequences of his sin during his lifetime.
A comparison of our society with King David’s reveals that little growth has taken place. Paul predicted our current culture accurately in 2 Timothy 3:1ff. We’ve become lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant and abusive, disobedient, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, etc. Even some of our leaders think that they are above God’s law. They govern to suit their own self-interest. They have a thirst for power forgetting that they are God’s ministers for the good and welfare of all people. But, there will come a day when they will have to give an account to the only King of Glory.
In light of this there is a celebration approaching. The Christian Church will celebrate Palm Sunday. This is the day on which the church remembers Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, 2,000 years ago.