A Humble King Who Rules the World

Not enough hours in your day. Circumstances beyond your control. Never enough no matter how hard you try. Life has not turned out as planned or expected. Rushing. Frazzled. Weary. Can you relate? Today, you need to know the humble King who rules the world.

His Name IS Advent Devotion: DAY 4

Jesus, our King! Behold Him!  We continue our study in Zechariah 9:9 focusing on the latter portion of the verse.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem.
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
—Zechariah 9:9

He is name is Lord of lords and Kings of kings (Revelation 17:14) and He IS…

A HUMBLE KING

The people of Israel, to whom this prophecy would have been originally addressed, were eagerly anticipating the arrival of a king. But their expectations of this king and his kingdom were not quite what God had planned. They were expecting a King! Royalty! They were looking for a political Messiah who would restore the nation of Israel and its glory. Someone who would free them from the bondage of being ruled by other nations. A humble king arriving on a donkey was not what they had in mind. Their king would surely be coming in glory and splendor, riding upon a war-horse, clad in robes and riches. Jesus did not come as they expected and therefore many missed His arrival.

How often do your expectations collide with God’s plans or with your own reality? Continue reading “A Humble King Who Rules the World”