A king. It signals royalty. It signals one worthy of respect, even praise. On earth, we have come to see kings as men worthy of dying for, of obeying without question, and those who are higher and more noble than all others around. But, for all that a king is able to do and be here on earth, it is worth nothing. It will come to an end. For some, it ends after a few days, when they are dethroned by another or die of illness or in battle. For some, it is a precious few months. For others, they are able to fulfill the role of king for years. But all of it – every coin, every conquered country or person, every single crown and jewel and castle – it is all going to burn when judgement day comes.
God has promised us riches far beyond that which any earthly king can even imagine. He is THE KING. He has everything under His control.
The Bible illustrates this for us.
But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?”
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does what he wills with the host of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. There is no one who can stay his hand or say to Him, “What are you doing?”
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
For the Lord Most High is awesome;
He is a great King over all the earth.
He will subdue the peoples under us,
And the nations under our feet.
He will choose our inheritance for us,
The excellence of Jacob whom He loves.
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
How blessed are we to have ruler, a King, who is King of everything and has provided us a way from the burning of the elements, the whole earth, that will happen at the end of time on this earth? Our King has provided a way out of all of this, a way to freedom. It is through Jesus. He took on our sins, our burdens, and was crucified. But He did not stay dead. He conquered sin and death, the result of sin, and brought us salvation, life. If you believe in Him and are baptized for the remission (removal) of your sin, you become a son or daughter of the King. You are brought into the royal family. You are a part of the kingdom of God. What a special place to be. What a King! My King!
Lori, At Home.
He’s My King
words: James Rowe (1911)
music: James D. Vaughan (1911)
All day long of Jesus I am singing,
He my song of joy will ever be;
All the while He keeps my heart-bells ringing,
For His love is everything to me.
He’s my King, and O I dearly love Him;
He’s my King, no other is above Him;
All day long enraptured praise I sing,
He’s my Savoir, He’s my King!
Streams of love around my soul are flowing,
From His heart love’s everlasting spring;
That is why my faith in Him I’m showing,
That is why an endless song I sing.
In His light, I’m going home to glory,
With the souls who trust His saving grace;
Going home to sing and tell His story,
In the blessed sunshine of His face.