The Lord Our King

starburst skyIf we are to meditate on the Lord, we must find out Who He is. The Bible is full of Him – His names, His character, His works. It is only as we get to know Him that we will be able to set our minds on Him. Of course, with any of our God’s attributes, it would take a long time to do an exhaustive study on it, but even just a little bit gives us so much about which to think of Him. One of the descriptions of God is that He is King. In fact, in Revelation, He is described as the King of Kings. No other earthly ruler can compare to Him. This being said, an earthly king is in a small measure a picture of what the King is like.

The King Rules for His Entire Life

A king is not like a president, in that he only gets a certain term as the ruler. When once he becomes king, he remains as king until he dies. So our King will continue to rule for as long as He lives – which is forever! Psalms 29:10 confirms this fact – “…the LORD sitteth King for ever.” Psalm 10:16 also says, “The LORD is King for ever and ever…” There will never be a time that our King will cease to reign. What a comfort this is! We never have to worry about our good and righteous King being replaced by a wicked tyrant.

The King Is in Control of His Kingdom

A king reigns (to possess and exercise sovereign power and authority) in his domain. What he commands must be done. He is the final voice; he does not need to get the approval of anyone else because he is the One in charge. So our King possesses and exercises sovereign power and authority in His o lord our king quote 1
kingdom – which is all the heavens and the earth! Psalm 96:10 says, “Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: He shall judge the people righteously.” In a world that seems at times to be out of control, we can rest in the assurance that our God reigns in the earth. What He commands will be done, and no one can keep Him from accomplishing His will. Though many earthly kings have used their power for their own purposes with little regard for their subjects, yet our righteous King can, while accomplishing His will, work all things for good in our lives at the same time.

The King Subdues His Enemies

If a king will continue to reign and not lose his life and his kingdom, he must be victorious over his enemies. He must bring them into submission to his rule. When he hears of an uprising, he is quick to squelch it and bring all back under his authority. So our King is victorious over all of His enemies! Psalm 47:2-3 tells us, “For the LORD most high is terrible; He is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.” Although these verses are talking specifically about the nation of Israel and their enemies, the Lord is the same for all of His people. There is never an enemy that threatens us that we cannot depend upon our King
to overcome and defeat for us. We must go under the leadership of our powerful King or we will meet with defeat every time. Unlike an earthly king, our King is never threatened with the loss of His kingdom, no matter how powerful the enemy that attacks. He is King over all the earth, and none can unseat Him from His throne.

The King Deserves Allegiance from His Subjects

If a king is protecting his people from the enemy, provides them with the ability to take care of themselves and their family, and rightfully
holds the title of king, then his subjects ought to show allegiance, or loyalty, to their king. So our King deserves our unswerving love and devotion and loyalty for all that He has done for us. We ought too lord our king quote 2 worship our King (Psalm 95:3-6); we ought to praise our King (Psalm 145:1-2); and we ought to thank and serve our King (Psalm 100). When we remember how our King has saved us from the enemy of our soul, provides our every need, and in Himself is so wonderfully marvelous in His Kingship, we will naturally overflow with worship, praise, service and thanksgiving to Him.

Truly, our King surpasses any earthly king. What blessings He bestows on our lives, both spiritually and physically! What a comfort to know that we have a King Who is always in complete control! As we think of Him as our King, we will be able to trust Him and rest in Him, no matter what is happening in our lives. I Timothy 1:17 – “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”


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Comments 1

  1. 1 Timothy 1:7 does not state: “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen”

    This is stated instead in verse 1 Timothy 1:17

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