“Which he will display at the proper time–he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords.” (1Tim 6:15 ESV)
Jesus Christ is sovereign. His birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension prove that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He shoulders the responsibility of governing the people, and His rule extends into human hearts. The titles He bears characterize this new kingdom of Jesus’ dominion. He will be called “Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”.
Praise be to the Lord our God, who is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
For most of us living in the western world and even in the increasingly secularized parts of the world in Asia, we have this thinking that there is no one above us. So we do not know what it is like to have someone be our ruler. Even in the UK there is a queen, but people treat her as a representation of the country rather than someone to whom they swear allegiance. Those who do become part of the nation may make an oath, but the majority of the time, such swearing is not taken too seriously after receiving citizenship. Most do what is right in their own eyes (cf. Judg 21:25) and at most conform to the law to avoid getting penalized or expelled. Aside from the minimal conformity, few would live life revolving around an individual in power.
When we apply this to our faith, it is a revelation. On closer examination, we may discover that there is a discrepancy between what we believe and how we live. Continue reading