King of My Life, Pt. 2
We stated last week that to say God is King of our lives refers, in the first place, to God's sovereignty over all creation and our submission to His lordship. We may continue our reflections today by thinking about the claim that God has on our lives.
As Creator King, God has all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, what He says, we are obligated to do. He is the "great King over all the earth" and the "great King above all gods." He rules over all and commands all people everywhere to repent and be obedient to Him.
God is a loyal and generous King who deserves our allegiance and service. We are to pledge our lives to Him. As King, God demands our single-minded devotion to Him. We cannot serve God and another. Jesus taught this clearly when He said, "No one can serve two masters; he will either hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other." We do well to reconsider this point. Have you pledged your undivided allegiance to God? Is your life single-mindedly devoted to Him and His purposes?
God is also a loving and gracious King who deserves our worship and adoration. We should gladly bow down to Him and give Him thanks for His common graces of life, sunshine, and rain and His work of redemption in Christ Jesus. He has been so good to us!
God is King over His kingdom. His kingdom is not of this world. It is altogether different than the worst and even the best of the nations and kingdoms of the earth. He is altogether different than any earthly ruler. He is perfect in all of His ways. What a glorious blessing it is to be a citizen of the kingdom of God! May we never forget that Jesus has taught us to not worry about a thing; we simply need to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything we need will be given to us by Him.