King of Kings

which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

1 Timothy 6:15 ESV


A devotion for September 11th through the 17th


Last week England lost their beloved Queen.  There are various kings, queens, princes, and princesses in various countries around the world even to this day but the one most recognized and beloved was Queen Elizabeth II.  The headlines spoke of her loss and how the whole world mourns. 

The world mourns because Queen Elizabeth II was a constant. She was steadfast in an ever-changing world.  Queen Elizabeth reigned for 70 years.  Her reign was second longest, after King Louis XIV who reigned in France for 72 years.  It’s very impressive and shows how long she was a constant.  Having this sort of constant in the world is so important and it provides stability.  We all need stability.

Interestingly, with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, her heirs are all elevated with new titles.  Prince Charles is now King Charles III.  William and Kate are now the Prince and Princess of Wales.  The title changes go on for each family member.

I want to talk about the actual longest ruling king.  “The kind of kings and Lord of lords” as cited above.  His reign surpasses both Queen Elizabeth II and King Louis XIV.  His reign began long before the earth was formed.  His reign will go on for the rest of eternity.  No one in this world could ever come close.  He is also more of a constant and provides more stability than even Queen Elizabeth II. This is the one true King, Jesus.

The biggest difference between Queen Elizabeth II being such a constant and now being asleep and Jesus?  He rose again!  His reign has never ended.  He continues as our constant, our stability.  For this, I find comfort in knowing He will always reign.

Mourn for those we have lost but remember, they just sleep.  One day Jesus will return, bringing with Him his heavenly kingdom. When Jesus returns all of us will be elevated as well.  We will be raised up to meet Him in the air and each of us will be given our crowns as princes and princesses. 

More of a constant in this ever-changing world.  Forever live King of kings.

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