The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.” Jesus is first worthy because He created all things; thus we belong to Him. In Revelation 5 we see He is worthy again because He has redeemed us.
“I am the one helps you, declares the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:14).
Therefore, who can “climb the mountain of the Lord?” Seems like a tall order. One must have purity and honesty to reach that lofty summit. But if we belong to this Jesus the psalmist speaks of, if He is worthy because He has redeemed us and helps us, then it is true that “He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source" (Hebrews 2:11). Jesus is the source and the one who sanctifies. That's good news for those who wish to draw near to Jesus as David did. Revelation 5 again echos the words of the psalmist, “Who is worthy?”.... the “King of glory.” Let us celebrate His worthiness because we are His, our Creator, and our Redeemer.
Associate Chaplain for Southwestern Adventist University, Texas USA