26. KING ME! - Psalm 10:16
Psalm 10:16 - The Lord is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
Whenever I played checkers with my youngest child when he got his checker across the board they would say, "King Me", in an British accent. Although it has been years since Michael and I played checkers it tickled me so and cast a lasting impression.
The other day I was reading a scripture text that kept using various words like Lord, master, and Christ. I read it though the first time and didn't get much out of it. So I tried something different. I heard the words "King me" and so that is what I did. Every time the word lord, master, Christ, or Messiah was used I substituted the word "King."
I was amazed at how much more my eyes were opened to the depth of this passage. It really isn't much of an stretch to substitute King for Lord, Messiah, or Christ. Christ and Messiah both mean "anointed one". The Christ is the promised "anointed one" who would rule in the line of David. He is the King.
We don't live in the time of Kings and Lords. These words have become less meaningful. But when you understand the Lord as being the supreme and absolute ruler of heaven and earth it opens your eyes to how we should humble ourselves before him. It brings out a since of majesty to the reading.
Psalm 24 is a song written about the King of Glory. It ascribes to the Lord all the majesty and splendor due to God. It is very forth-telling and ushers us in to the throne scene of Revelation 4. It makes you want to give glory and honor to the ruler of all creation.
I hope you will get acquainted today to your king. May God bless you as you place the crown upon his head in your Bible reading.
PRAYER THOUGHT: Dear Lord and King, You deserve glory and honor and praise. You are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It is by the name of Jesus that I can come before your presence in clean white robes. I praise your name. I crown you the only King of my life. In Jesus' name, AMEN!