“The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein” (v1). The psalmist tells us that everyone and everything belongs to the King, yet we must choose to be citizens of His holy kingdom (v3). God eagerly welcomes the person “who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully” (v4). Rather than perfection, the King wants those who sincerely seek His face (v6).
“… that the King of glory may come in” (v9). We cheerfully submit to our good King, welcoming His rule in our lives, because we were created to participate in His glorious kingdom.