Thoughts on King Jesus

I take great comfort from this psalm:

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

(Psa 101:1-8)

This is a Psalm of David, who was the king of Israel. But as we know, he never did these things perfectly. He came far short. But when Jesus was born, the angel said to Mary,

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: (Luk 1:32)

And when Jesus ascended into heaven, Hebrews 1:3 tells us that He sat down at the right hand of the Father. This means that he was crowned King of Kings, ruling over all things until the end. The last enemy to be destroyed is death (1 Cor. 15:26).

I am making this short today, so that those who are oppressed and bowed down by great evil will not be discouraged. Read this Psalm again, now that you know that it is prophesying about the reign of King Jesus:

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

(Psa 101:1-8)

Jesus will never rest and never stop until he has obliterated wickedness from all creation. He HATES lies, oppression, deceit, pride and wickedness of every kind. He calls men and women to repentance, but all who reject him and continue their wicked, evil ways will be destroyed.

When the justice system fails you, remember that they all answer to Jesus. When the Supreme Court fails you, remember that it also answers to Jesus. He truly is king of kings and lord of lords.

This should, on the one hand, strike terror into the hearts of the oppressor. Repent and throw away your pride and your high looks. Quit looking down on the oppressed and flee to Jesus for forgiveness.

But on the other hand, to those who have been oppressed, cast aside, scorned, ridiculed and afflicted by arrogance and pride, take comfort!

It is so easy to get discouraged by current events. Too often the words of Isaiah are taking place everywhere we look:

 14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. (Isa 59:14)

But Jesus is on the throne. He is king of kings. His eyelids try the children of men, and he will never acquit the guilty.

Praise God that justice will always prevail!

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