Who is the King of glory?

10th November

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him. For He laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the oceans depths.”

Psalm 24:1-2

God is not just God on paper. He is not a fictional Bible story or character. He is real. He is as close as your breath and the skin on your body. He is the God who created the very place you are standing or sitting reading this. Everything is the Lords! The world and all its people! We are perfectly created in the image of God, to reflect His glory and to shine His light.

Jesus, in His model prayer, otherwise known as the Lord’s prayer, taught us how to pray by giving His disciples, and us, a guideline or structure to follow to help us pray. What is amazing, is both the start and the finish of this prayer, lead us to call out to our God as Father, as Holy, as the Lord of all Heaven, clothed with power, dominion and authority. Why did Jesus make this a priority? Well, just as David so often did in his psalms, Jesus knew the importance of making sure we know who we are talking to when we approach God’s throne. Firstly God is our Father, He is the King of Kings, He is the King of glory, He is the Lord, strong and mighty, invincible in battle, and the Lord of Heaven’s armies. He is holy and is clothed with power, dominion and authority. When we come to God with this understanding, then all our problems shrink at the magnitude of who God is. If we understand who it is we are praying to, it changes the way we pray, and we begin to pray out of victory rather than need. Who is the King of glory we serve? Our Heavenly Father!

Our King

9th November

Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.”

Psalm 47:1-2

We serve a King who was not voted in, did not have to go through any publicity to make Himself more popular and certainly doesn’t need people’s approval to prove that He is rightfully KING! He is King by default. He created the world. He is King because He won the ultimate battle against sin and death. He is King because He is King. He is the One, as the book of Romans says, that gives the authority to earthly kingdoms; ‘For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.1’ God is even in control of those in authority.

There is no power higher than God. There is no equal nor opposite to God. He is, the psalmist says, ‘the great KING of all the earth.’ Not just of the earth, but the entire universe. There is no corruption in Him, no scandal, no falsehood, no lies, no racism, no sexism, no rudeness and no division. In Him is life, peace, joy, and acceptance; a fountain of grace and mercy that never runs dry. There is unconditional love for those who accept it. He is the greatest leader of all time; from the beginning to the end of time. He is the King that created time. All things were created by His words. The earth and the universe, the sun and the moon, all listen and obey His voice. He is the King of the animals, the birds, the sea, the land and everything that is! He is the King, that is greatly exalted and worshipped throughout the world, in every language and by every culture! He is KING! Come on! Everyone! Clap your hands, shout for joy! This King is our King!

In a time of global and political uncertainty, it would be wise to put your trust in Him and let Him calm your fears. He is the great King!!

1Romans 13:1