Jesus, the Only King
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 03/29/21
While popular culture ties baby chicks, bunnies, and colorful eggs to Easter, followers of Christ know that Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of our Messiah. They know that His short life here on earth was not happenstance.
God the Father did not decide as an afterthought that His Son would pay the price for our sins. No, long before there even was an earth, God knew that Jesus would live humbly among us for 33 years, die an atoning death, then rise again on the third day. But God did not stop there with His plan. He knew that Christ would come back again as the magnificent King of kings.
We imagine kings as powerful leaders, wise and just. They have wealth and riches. They have authority and influence. Yet, out of every king in history, none can compare to King Jesus. Our Messiah is different from any other king who ever lived.
Jesus is the only King whose scepter will never depart from Him: “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his” (Genesis 49:10).
He is the only King who is all-wise, “a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior” (Jeremiah 23:5-6).
He is the only King who rules all the earth: “The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name” (Zechariah 14:9).
Prayer: Lord, thank You that Your plan did not stop with the resurrection. Thank You for the promise that King Jesus is coming back one day! I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“[A]nd he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end” (Luke 1:33).