The Hill of the Lord

There are some things God is asking of us before we climb the mountains in our lives.

The Hill of the lord

The Hill of the Lord

Psalm 24

  • When it comes to entering the presence of God, good _____________ don’t make up for a lack of ______________.


1 Peter 1:15-16 (ESV) but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”



Hebrews 12:14 (NLT) Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.


1 Thessalonians 4:2-5 (NLT/NIV) For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin, that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God;


  • If you want to know the unrevealed will of God, you have to _______ ______ ______ ________ to the revealed will of God.


Psalm 24:1-2 (ESV) The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.



Psalm 24:3 (ESV) Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?



Psalm 24:3 (MSG) Who can climb Mount God? Who can scale the holy north-face? Only the clean-handed, only the pure-hearted; Men who won’t cheat, women who won’t seduce.



Psalm 24:4 (KJV) He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.



1.  ____________ hands.


2.  ____________ heart.


3.  Lack of preoccupation with ___________.


Psalm 24:4 (KJV) …who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity…



Vanity: noun | van-i-ty, 1. The quality of people who have too much pride in their own appearance, abilities, achievements, etc. : quality of being vain. 2. A bathroom cabinet covered by a sink and a countertop.


“For every one look you take at yourself, take ten of Christ!” - Robert Murray M’Cheyne



4.  A person of _________________.



Psalm 24:5-6 (NLT) They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. Such people may seek you and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob.


Psalm 24:6a (ESV) Such is the generation of those who seek him…



Psalm 24:7-8 (NLT) Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord, invincible in battle.


Psalm 24:9-10 (NLT) Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Heaven’s Armies-- he is the King of glory.