“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
With so many ideas of who Jesus really is, it should not surprise us that calling Him the King it’s a little unnerving. We have some impression of what kings do, and how they behave (pick your source : human history or TV), and if Jesus is anything like these human kings, that can spell real trouble for us.
But Scripture says that He is not like that.
In fact, He is like no other King. At all.
In 1 Kings 1 we see three men who are trying to be king, and how they do not do a good job at that. These facts, in the history of Israel, are a backdrop for the King that became man.
The big difference is that Jesus do not have to convince any one to choose Him as King. He doesn’t have to run for that office, or get the consent of the governed.
Jesus was, is, and will be King for ever.
And yet, He does something that exceedingly demonstrate that He is King : He loves His people.
Our prayers through this series should be that our LORD allow us to:
- Regain a sense of awe when contemplating His majesty
- Submit under His kingship
Gracia & Paz