April 14th, 2016
“And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.”
Using the king of Babylon, God took away the king of Israel. The line of kings ended, and no one has sat on the throne of David since that time. God is saving the crown for Jesus.
When Israel demanded a king, God chose for them David. He promised David and his heirs the crown of Jerusalem, yet David’s descendants failed. Sin filled Jerusalem and the kings led the people into idolatry and all manners of wickedness. So, God stepped in.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that God steps in at our failures? When we are unable to do what is right, He comes on the scene and takes over. He is a God who wants to make sure things are done right. He is too just and loving to have it any other way. And so when we are unable to rule in righteousness, he takes away that role from us and gives it to His Son, Jesus.
Isn’t it a relief to know that Jesus rules your life? If you are born-again, then at the moment of salvation you surrendered your right to rule in your life and accepted Jesus as your Lord. You recognized that you are unable to make righteous decisions and so asked Jesus to be King in your life. God loves us so much that He is willing to step in and do what we are incapable of doing; He is willing to live a righteous life for us.
Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life on the earth to be what we could not. If you are born-again, Jesus now has another opportunity to live through you. With the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit, Jesus can live through you. He can make the righteous decisions that you cannot. He can love the people that you cannot. He can forgive the people who have truly hurt you. He can teach you to be poured out in service to others. If you allow Him to direct your words and actions, then your life will be the life of Christ’s, a life of unfailing love, compassion, and everlasting joy.
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