The LORD is King

The declaration of The Book of Psalms of Worship resounds, “The LORD is King indeed; Let nations shake with fear” (Selection 99B). Who is this Lord? The chief confession of Israel is clear: “Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that the LORD, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other” (Deuteronomy 4:39). The indispensable Christian confession is similar, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). Jesus is Lord; He is God incarnate.

Furthermore, this Lord, this God, is King of the nations, as Jeremiah 10:6-7 confirms. “There is none like You, O LORD; You are great, and great is Your name in might./Who would not fear You, O King of the nations?” As such, this King rules. He is the One “who works all things after the counsel of His will” (Ephesians 1:11). His power is all-inclusive. Every atom and molecule in the universe serve His purpose. This comprehensive rule includes you and me. “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).   

What does the Kingship of Christ mean to you personally? You can join with the Preacher and say, “I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God” (Ecclesiastes 9:1). Facing future uncertainties, in times infected by a pandemic, amid closures and lockdowns, surrounded by political strife and division, you are in the best of all possible places. You are in the secure grip of the Almighty God. Take this truth to heart. Know that the Lord is King. Rest in Him!

Denny Prutow

2021-01-08T10:05:38-04:00 January 11th, 2021|