Kings are in much conversation, both in Hollywood and the news. I have heard the stories of many kings. Their power. Their splendor. I have seen pictures of palaces and beautiful estates where many of them have lived. But unfortunately, all earthly kings fail. And it is no different among the modern ones, today. In fact, CNN brings to us daily news of a good-for-nothing, evil king that terrorized his people. The wretched bag of bones gluttonized on the torture and destruction of those under him. I’m very thankful that Iraqi saints no longer have to be under the Bible injunction, “Honor the king”, in reference to Saddam Hussein. Only the Holy Spirit could have enabled one to fulfill such a command, as He did with NT believers.
Deep within, our hearts yearn for a perfect king. We want a king who reigns in strength, truth, and love. Is there a king who is as fierce as a lion and as gentle as a lamb?
We know there is such a King. The God-man. It is Jesus, “who is the blessed and only Pontentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting.”
We bow before “the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God.”
Let “thine eyes behold the beauty of the King.”
He is returning. And He will “put all enemies under his feet”. Now that is a King to talk about.