Exo 9:29 And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD’S.
Deu 10:14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
Psa 24:1 A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
1Co 10:26 For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
1Co 10:28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
Psa 22:1-31 tells of the cross; Psa 23:1-6 of the crook; Psa 24:1-10 of the crown. This great choral hymn was evidently composed to celebrate the removal of the Ark from the house of Obed-edom to Mount Zion, 2Sa 6:1-23. It was conducted with music and song to its resting-place, and this psalm was the marching song of the priests, 1Ch 15:2-27.
Psa 24:1-2 were sung by the whole festal crowd; Psa 24:3 by a soloist; Psa 24:4-5 by the choir; and Psa 24:6 by the entire congregation. What a sublime challenge on the part of the approaching host is contained in Psa 24:7, to be answered by a company from within the gates in Psa 24:8! To this again the vast shout of the multitude gives reply in Psa 24:9.
This magnificent ode reached its perfect accomplishment when the mighty Victor over hell and the grave arose on high and sat down at the Father’s right hand. Oh, let the gates of your heart open wide to admit Him!