King…What is a king?

John 18:33-37

Those who spend their time in the Bible will find answers. Sometimes directly, sometimes in parables, but you will find the truth.

In today’s scripture, Jesus Christ is asked if he is King of the Jews. If he answered yes, would he viewed only as King of the Jews? But what is a king?

A king protects from threats. He governs. And to govern you need power.

The longer humans remain in power, the more the tendency for them to become corrupt. We’ve all heard the old saying, “power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” But this is not the case with the King who reigns forever, Jesus Christ.

Christ’s kingdom does not consist of a small parcel of land. It does not have borders we see on a map. Christ’s kingdom is all of creation and all that is contained therein. Christ’s kingdom does not last only a lifetime or even a dynasty, but from everlasting to everlasting. He is the king of the Jews, the king of the Gentiles, and the king of all.

Ultimately we all leave this world. We leave earthly kingdoms. But we remain subject to Christ the King. Have you accepted him as your king? If so, you will reign with him in eternity in His kingdom. Your choice now determines if your eternity is spent in heaven.

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