No King but Jesus

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“Crazy times we’re living in.”  I wonder how long people have been saying that.  Likely, throughout mankind, some variant of this phrase has been on our lips.  I was recently reminded of how easily we as Christians can look to our government as savior.  We might not think we do but let’s examine this together. 

When our political party wins, we rejoice and feel a sense of assurance.  When our political party loses, we may get depressed and think it’s all going downhill.  We’ve probably all felt these things, but what does this say about us?

Psalm 42:5 
Why are you in despair, O my soul?  And why have you become disturbed within me?  Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.

We become despondent when our hope is wrongly placed.  We know these things will let us down, but we tend to put hope in them.  We need to confess this as sin and turn our hope to the only one who is worthy of our hope.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

We can rest in God because we know He is good.  He doesn’t allow anything into our lives unless it’s for our good.  

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison.

We will likely be persecuted to some degree, but God has purpose and is producing something spectacular in us through this.  We can rejoice in our suffering when we see it as a gift from God who loves us.

Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth and as King, He has commanded us to make disciples.  When we are preoccupied with our circumstances, we become ineffective as disciple makers.  He also promises He will be with us. He is our ultimate authority, He is completely in control, and He is our only Savior.  We can trust, hope, and rest in Him!

-Greg Huber