Daily Scripture Reading: John 18:37 KJV
John 18:37 KJV
(37) Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Today’s Devotional Is JESUS IS KING
OUR LORD’S ROYALTY is implied by the opening paragraphs in St. Matthew’s Gospel. They emphasize His descent from David. The wise men asked Him for Him who was born King of the Jews. Herod feared His rivalry. The Gospel narrative emphasizes the fact that He is King of the Jews, King of Israel. It ends with the royal claim that He has all the power and authority in heaven, earth, and beyond.
Jesus never gave up His claim to Kingship. But, He always stated that His ideal was different from the one that was prevalent among Jews. Psa_72.4, in which the King is said judge the poor and to save the children who are most needy, was the inspiration for his conception of Royalty. He was brought to the Cross by the collision of His idea of Kingship with that of the Pharisees.
The lesson for us is simple. It is important that we acknowledge Christ’s royal claims to our obedience and homage. In the fullest sense of the term, He is only a Saviour when He has been made King in our hearts. His description of Him as Prince and then Saviour is precise with inexorable precision. This order cannot be altered without causing serious injury to our souls (Act_5; Rom_10;9; Heb_7;2). When we consider the Royalty of Christ the main cornerstone of the New Testament, it is not only the structure of the character, but also the entire content of the New Testament, the whole of its contents are altered.
Christ is King. He is humble and meek, but he also understands our problems. He lived with us, was so poor that He had no choice but to trust in the kindnesses of a friend for his physical needs. He also trusted in the palm branches and carpeting of His royal procession to provide His palfrey. But as we watch the parade pass, we see the humble triumph grow until it encompasses the entire race of humanity. The generations that preceded Him, and those that come after, sweep down the Ages and proclaim Christ the King. (Rev_15:3-4, R.V).
PRAYER for Today
O God, may our hearts be filled with good things, so that we can speak of our King. While we love Him as Wonderful, may He be to us the Prince Of Peace. Allow us to place the government of our lives on His shoulders, and His government and our peace may never end. AMEN.