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The LORD is King forever and ever; Psalms 10:16-18

The LORD is King forever and ever; The nations have perished out of His land. LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.

Modern man, raised in a democracy, finds the concepts involved in Lordship and Kingship to be impossible to grasp, yet we must. We are called to acknowledge Jesus, the Christ as LORD and Savior. Both Savior and LORD. The phrase, King forever and ever helps a little, but the Western mind thinks of figurehead monarchies, eg, Queen Elizabeth and a slew of princes and princesses prancing about Great Britain, but without real power and authority.

But to the chosen, the title: LORD and Savior, is a double barreled title, containing a complete definition of the authority of Jesus Christ. He is a fully endowed member of the Trinity, with the power to forgive, to heal and to restore. We should not be able to read John 1:1-4, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” without shuddering in awe, breaking into tears, and falling to our knees in adoration.

Reading

Morning Psalm 94, Noon Psalm 119:73-80, Evening Psalm 34