Posted by Worldview Warriors On Monday, November 5, 2012 0 comments

Who is your king? In America today, we don’t necessarily have the concept of royalty, since our country is not ruled by a monarch such as a king or queen. So what exactly is a king - and why am I writing about it on this blog?

The dictionary defines a king as, among other things, “a male monarch of a major territorial unit,” “a paramount chief,“ or “one that holds a preeminent position.” A king who rules over a land definitely holds the preeminent position of leadership in that country and serves as their chief. Our United States president is preeminent to some extent, though the system of checks and balances prohibits him from abusing his position of power.

So who is the king of your life? Who holds a preeminent position in your life? Do you put yourself in that position, or do you allow someone else to hold that role?

As a Christian, Jesus should be our king. To follow Him as His disciple, Jesus needs to be our paramount chief, and hold the preeminent position in our lives. But that’s definitely easier said than done, since it’s so much easier for us to serve ourselves or other earthly people than God.

So why does Jesus deserve to be our king? God placed Him in that position, as we see in Philippians 2:9-11, Isaiah 52:13, and Daniel 7:14. God has given Jesus all authority and power, therefore He is definitely in a preeminent position! We see in Colossians 2:9-10 that “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.”

The Bible makes it very clear that Jesus Christ is in a position of authority, and as His followers we should worship Him as such. We need to make him the king of our entire lives. Everything in the entire earth belongs to God, and He truly is our glorious king. Psalm 24 says is better than I ever could, so I’ll leave you with that:

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.
They will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, God of Jacob.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty—
he is the King of glory.