Spring 2021 Magazine

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Tuesday, December 15

“On His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” — Revelation 19:16

The King of Kings

The fate of so many nations has historically rested on the strength of its leaders. From Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great to King David, we look to kings as the catalyst for either victory or defeat, success or failure.

Scripture tells us in Revelation 19:16 that we as the people of God find our fate in the One True King. Scripture says, “On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” Isaiah 9:6-7 (ESV) says:

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over His Kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”

This Christmas season we celebrate the truth that our lives are hidden in Christ (Colossians 3:3, ESV). Our fate is wrapped up in His. Our victory and success are assured because our King sits enthroned on the heavens. He is high and lifted up, and His heart is filled with steadfast love for us, His bride.

If your future feels uncertain, if your heart is filled with anxiety, look no further than your Savior on whose robe and thigh is written, “King of kings and Lord of lords.” If the furthest thing from your heart seems to be peace, look to Jesus, whom Scripture calls, “Prince of Peace.” If you feel heavy and burdened from the weight and weariness of this world, look to God, our “Wonderful Counselor.”

God’s desire is to be near to you this season. His purpose is to pull you in closely to Him and remind you that you are His and He will never let you go. Sometimes all we need to get through the day is a little perspective. Sometimes all we need to experience victory over our current circumstances is to remember that Jesus has already won us.

Take time today to bring your cares and weights to the feet of the “King of kings.” Allow Him to declare over you both His unceasing affection and limitless power. May you find abundant peace today in the person of Jesus.

— Craig Denison, First 15

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