Thursday, November 11, 2010

Do You Have A King?

Just before writing these words I finished doing the very last Search The Scriptures study in the book of Judges. The final verse of Judges reads, “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.” One would be hard pressed to find a better description of today’s American culture than the final sentence of The Book of Judges. We are living during a time when everyone is perfectly comfortable with making up their own rules. Husbands are no longer the ‘King’ of their ‘castle’; parents are no longer the ‘rulers’ of their homes; teachers are no longer the ‘masters’ of the classroom; and preachers are no longer the ‘knights’ of the Lord.

We have ‘caste off all constraint’ and run unimpeded in whatever direction that we see fit. It no longer matters what spouses, parents, teachers, or preachers have to say. We have crowned ourselves ‘King.’ We have become self-declared rulers of a kingdom of one. If we continue down our present course we will find ourselves in the same condition as Israel, in The Book of Judges; sold by God into the hands of our enemies. If the truth be told, most of us are already there. We sold our marriages for: a recliner, a television, a hobby, an internet provider, a house, a car, and the latest fashion. We have sold our children to the world in hopes that they will ‘like us and be our friend.’ We have sold the education of a generation to political correctness and a demonic form of ‘diversity.’ We have sold our faith in preference for a lukewarm theology that the Lord will one day vomit out of His mouth. Take a long hard look at your marriage, your home, your relationship with Christ and ask yourself this question, “Who is King?” If you arrive at any conclusion other than Christ is King! Then I would encourage you to run to His throne at this very moment; kneel at the feet of the Master; beg His forgiveness; and rise up and take your place in His army! He’s waiting on you today.

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