Week of May 4

Our Reigning King

We imagine kings as powerful leaders, who are wise and just. They have wealth and riches. They have authority and influence. Yet, out of every king in history, none can compare to King Jesus. Our Messiah is different from any other king who ever lived.

Jesus is the only king whose scepter will never depart from Him: "The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his" (Genesis 49:10).

He is the only king who is all-wise: "a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness" (Jeremiah 23:5,6).

He is the only king who rules all the earth: "The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name" (Zechariah 14:9).

The book of Revelation tells us about Jesus, the glorified returning King. He will wear many crowns, which speaks of His conquering sin and Satan and his eternal monarchy. His diadems will testify that He has no rivals.

While many try to ignore Jesus, when He returns in power and might, this will be impossible.

Jesus' First Coming was in humility. His body was broken to save all who would believe in Him. But in His Second Coming, He will return in full splendor. At the Cross, He was led like a sheep to the slaughter. At His return, King Jesus will lead the victorious parade of His faithful soldiers. In His First Coming, He wore a crown of thorns. In His Second Coming, He will be crowned with many crowns.

Our Savior is the King of kings who reigns and rules the entire universe. He is superior in His nature, infinite in His wisdom, mighty in His reign and He is from everlasting to everlasting.

Have you forgotten who is King of all kings? What is taking your focus off of the sovereign leader of the universe? Is it your career, your portfolio, your hobbies?

Spend time in prayer today seeking King Jesus' forgiveness for the times when you have forgotten His majesty. Commit to Him now to daily give Him kingship over your life.


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