Who is God? God is King! What an amazing privilege Christians have to live under the Kingship of God! This King is Holy, Righteous, Pure, Perfect, Just, Loving, Kind, etc. and He gives to us joy, peace, safety, comfort, protection, and eternal life in Heaven with Him.
7 Lift up your heads, O gates!And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.8 Who is this King of glory?The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!9 Lift up your heads, O gates!And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.10 Who is this King of glory?The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!
Psalm 24:7-10, NKJV
He [Jesus Christ] who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion.
1 Timothy 6:15b-16
Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
Who is God? God is King. The story is recorded in 1 Samuel 8 of the time that Israel asked for a king. Samuel, who was growing old, had been their prophet, and it appeared that there would be no one left to rule them upon his death. That sounds like a very reasonable request, doesn't it? So, why was God so angry with them for asking for a king to rule them? The answer is found in 1 Samuel 8:7, where God tells Samuel. It is not you who has been rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.
Are we so much different today? Do we want a king to rule over us? Even among Christians, this is such a touchy topic that many tell us there are two classes of Christians. The one accepts Christ's payment for their sins but refuses to accept Christ as the Lord of their lives. The more Godly class of Christians not only claims Christ as their Redeemer but also their King of Kings. Is this what the Bible teaches? Are we really doing exactly what the Israelites did in 1 Samuel 8?
Yes, Christ came to this earth to claim a people for Himself; those people have found full and complete redemption from the penalty of their sins through the shed blood of Christ. But, Christ also came to this earth to rule His people as their King of Kings and Lord of Lords. If we do not acknowledge and accept Christ as our King, then we truly have not accepted Him as our Savior either. It's a package deal!
Who is God? God is King. What an amazing privilege Christians have to live under the Kingship of God! This King is Holy, Righteous, Pure, Perfect, Just, Loving, Kind, etc. and He gives to us joy, peace, safety, comfort, protection, and eternal life in Heaven with Him.
Pray today that God will bless you with eternal life as you accept Christ as your Savior from the death penalty of your sins, as well as your own personal Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
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