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Posts tagged ‘God as king’

Reveling in His Love

I’m a pretty ordinary person, nothing special.  So what kind of a King would even notice me, one of his millions of subjects, much less single me out for special love and favor? How can I wrap my head around (pardon the trite idiom) the fact that the Creator and King of the Universe

–wants to be with me 
–delights in me
–smiles on me  Smile
–sings over me  Note
–lavishes me with good gifts  Gift with a bow
–tenderly cares for me & works out the details of my life?

Here’s where a switch to the Father metaphor helps.  As my Abba, I can more easily think of these intimate aspects of His concern for me.  How amazing to have the Sovereign of all time and space as my own Father!  How can I begin to grasp the paradox of His love for little ol’ me?

…may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. (Ephesians 3:18-19 NLT)

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Holy Totalitarianism

Checks and balances—we fallible humans need three branches of government to hold each other accountable in order to avoid totalitarianism:  legislative, executive and judicial.  But in God’s kingdom, He does it all:

For the LORD is our judge,
the LORD is our lawgiver,
the LORD is our king;
it is he who will save us.  (Isaiah 33:22)

Why is that?  Because…

As king, He is all powerful.
As lawgiver, He is all good.
As judge, He is all wise.

I can trust a God like this!  No matter what.

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