Devotions

Who is your king?

Zechariah 14:9 (NIV): ” The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.”

We have no king in America; democracy is still in place. Regarding kings, there are now only five absolute monarchies in the world. In biblical times, kings seemed to be the norm. 2,600 years ago the Jews were exiled from their homeland and found themselves as strangers in a strange land. Daniel and his friends ended up serving kings in foreign lands. Daniel was quite the administrator while continuing to be uncompromising in his faith in God.

The book of Daniel illustrates that there are six powers of absolute monarchs. The king was lawmaker, executive, supreme judge, commander of armies, head of state, and sovereign. In our democracy those powers are distributed between the three branches of government, as well as the people who vote. The sovereign power therefore rests with people.

When I read Zechariah’s proclamation about the Lord being King “over the whole earth,” it does not concern me at all. I have already made a choice to make Jesus King of my life. That means that he is my boss. He is my Lord. I serve a merciful King who loves me and sacrificially died for me. It will be AMAZING when Jesus comes again and “on that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.”

Prayer: Jesus, during these days of violence, conflicts, and fears about pandemics, I so look forward to Your return when You become the literal King over the whole earth. I choose to submit now to your Lordship in my life. Have Your way as I trust in You.

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