Lectionary Reflection for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

This excerpt comes from Psalms for All Seasons, commenting on Psalm 24:

Psalm 24 is a psalm of testimony that announces three basic themes: our world belongs to God (vv. 1-2), true worship is offered by people of integrity and holiness (vv. 3-6, see also Ps. 15), and the world should welcome the coming of the sovereign and might Lord (vv. 7-10).

It can be understood chronologically: God made the world in the past, is worshiped now by people of integrity and holiness, and is coming to redeem the world.

Thus, the psalm insists that holiness is the proper response to the God of creation and future redemption.


A prayer for reflection:

Creator of all things,
keep us alert to the signs of Christ’s return and attentive to the needs of your people,
so that we may live with joy and purpose and eagerly welcome the King of Glory.
We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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  1. I was able to attend the Calvin Worship Symposium this January where Psalms for All Seasons was released (just posted about it earlier today on my blog, in fact)… what a wonderful resource! Grateful to have it.