June 1, 2017
Ruler of All
"I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain. I will proclaim the LORD's decree: He said to me, 'You are my Son; today I have become your father.'" Psalm 2:6-7
Written by David 1,000 years before Christ, this messianic psalm proclaims that the Anointed One is on the way. The psalm describes a coronation ceremony where the ruler is crowned. The psalm exhorts the pagan nations to abandon their rebellious plans and submit to the Son.
God sent His Son to earth in a way that caused many to miss Him. Born to a poor young Jewish girl, Jesus grew up with the stigma of illegitimacy. His three years of ministry were seemingly cut short by a humiliating death on a Roman cross. His credentials were hardly that of a king.
Yet it was because of His humility and obedience to death that "God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name" (Philippians 2:9). Jesus is the King installed on Zion, God's holy mountain. One day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord ... Ruler of all! Don't wait until it's too late. Confess Jesus as your Savior, Lord, and King today!
Father, help us surrender to the King each day. May we serve Him with our whole heart and demonstrate that He is indeed the Lord of our lives. In His name. Amen.