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Psalm 93:1 – The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and is armed with strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. (NIV)
This coming Saturday, the world will be focused on the coronation of King Charles III. Television cameras from all over the world will broadcast this unique event live, and no doubt, many people will be amazed to see the coronation regalia, carriages, and parade that will take place in the United Kingdom. I will watch some of it, mainly to see the golden coronation coach which is used only for these special events. When I was a child in school, I won a special prize from my second-grade schoolteacher, which was a beautiful drawing of the coach. Ever since then, I've wanted to see it being driven on the streets of London.
For some folks, all the pomp and circumstance, as well as the massive expense, will be a major turn-off. Why we continue to support a medieval custom in the 21st century or to view a royal procession doesn't have any relevance for them, especially for some folks who seek to be independent of the British monarchy. I can sympathize with that, but it won't stop me from watching some of this unique historical event.
Rather than being captivated by it, however, the whole process will remind me of God's splendour and majesty, which a million coronations could never match. I serve a greater King than any sovereign that a royal family on earth could produce. I am a subject, first and foremost, of God's kingdom through Christ, which is more powerful, sacred, and everlasting than any monarchy or republic could ever establish. The King Who has my loyalty is robed with the righteousness of God's grace and coronated with a crown of thorns, worth so much more to me than any made of gold.
Point to ponder: If I believe that Christ is my King, how do I seek to serve Him with my life?
Prayer: Lord God, You are the King of glory and the Creator of the cosmos. May we serve You faithfully with our lives as subjects of Your kingdom. In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.
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Thanks for the good word, John.
Well said, John! All hail King Jesus! Blessings.
Your message is so very true. Thank you,
Thank you indeed for your words and reminder of our greater King.
Beautifully, and eloquently said, John.
Yes, for sure I hear and understand what you are saying. Joyfully, it is my understanding that the earthy king you mention also does as he too worships our Heavenly Father. May God bless and keep you.
Thank you, John, for reminding us of how great, splendid, powerful, and everlasting God’s kingdom is and who is the King we serve. Very good prayer. Blessings to you and your family.
Greetings John and it’s so good to have another devotional from you. Your words today are so very meaningful, as our true King to reverence is our Lord God. He is the one who has created us, knows every detail of us and is ever ready to respond to our prayers. Blessings for your special writing.
Great message John.
I plan to take a short peak, but like you there’s no monarch on earth that could ever come close to the majesty of our Lord and Saviour.
Very good devotion, John. I am not a royal watcher, but I will probably peek in to catch a little of it. I read somewhere that Queen Elizabeth once said, “I hope I live to see the returning of Jesus so I can throw this crown at his feet.” A beautiful thought! I too want to do that.
Thanks for sharing your gift of writing.
I couldn’t agree more. The one who is worthy of all glory and honour is my Saviour, King Jesus, full of grace and truth.
We haven’t heard from you in a while, and I hope all is well with you and your family. I’ve always appreciated your devotionals so much.
Good morning, John,
Thank you for your insights and thoughts on the coronation of King Charles III and as Christ as your King. Being encouraged to reflect on who we see as our King and how we should acknowledge Him is important in our Christian faith.
We all have our own views, and it is always important to hear how others think and feel. I appreciate your honest sharing. May you have a blessed day.
Great writing today. I too will watch what I can of this event. I share your thoughts about the incomparable difference and contrast between an earthly king and our King of Kings. There is a sense of wonder at the splendor and wealth and majesty displayed at these royal events, but it is mixed with a sense of resentment too at the waste of wealth spent on mere mortals. Only our God is worthy. Thanks for helping me reflect on the majesty of my Lord and King.
Here, here. Thanks for the message.
Great theme for the Daily Devotional! Thanks,
Thanks, John, for a wonderful comparison. May we keep the LORD’s Majesty in the center of our worship.