Day 14 | Jesus: The Forever King
Reading: Hebrews 1:1-14
When I think of a king, my mind immediately paints the picture of a Medieval king with a flowing robe, giant crown, rings on every finger, sitting on a giant throne in a big castle. The whole picture communicates greatness, position, riches, and even a little arrogance. No matter how great earthly kings or rulers or presidents believe themselves to be, they are all limited. They are limited by space, time, and power. They will never own every acre of land. They will eventually die. And no matter how hard they try, they will eventually be defeated.
But not Jesus. Hebrews 1 explains that Jesus is the Supreme King, the Forever King, who reigns over everything forever. “Your throne is forever,” writes the author of Hebrews. Jesus provides the stability and security his people need in the face of the constant shuffle of earthly rulers. When Jesus came, he came to rule. He came to let the world know that his forever kingdom was breaking into the feeble kingdoms of humanity. Because Christians belong to Jesus’s kingdom, we do not have to fret and shake or explode in anger over human rulers. The time, power, and governance of every human ruler has an expiration date on it; but not Jesus’s. He will reign forever, and in that we have confidence.
Question: Do you get angry/upset easily when human rulers or authority figures don’t do what you want them to? What might that be revealing about where you’re placing your trust? How can you redirect your trust and confidence to Jesus?