Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thirty Days of Jesus: Day 18, The Highest King




Further Reading

Though the verse is literally speaking about King David, the relation of David to Christ means the verse also prefigures the preeminence of King Jesus. The throne, through David's line, would last forever through Christ.

Gill's Exposition says,
Also I will make him my firstborn,.... Or, "make him the firstborn"; make him great, as Jarchi interprets it; give him the blessing, the double portion of inheritance: so Christ is made most blessed for ever, and has all spiritual blessings in his hands; and is heir of all things, and his people joint-heirs with him. Christ is God's "firstborn", or "first begotten", Hebrews 1:6, being begotten by him, and of him; ... even him the Father promises to make "higher than the kings of the earth"; having a kingdom of a superior nature to theirs, and a more extensive and durable one; and even they themselves shall be subject to him; hence he is called "King of kings", Revelation 19:16. 
The King of Kings shall reign forever, His Kingdom shall endure. See Day 16: Two Kingdoms for related verse & info.

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Background and Introduction, Thirty Days of Jesus Series

Day 1: The Virgin shall conceive

Day 2: A shoot from Jesse

Day 3: God sent His Son in the fullness of time

Day 4: Marry her, she will bear a Son

Day 5: The Babe has arrived!

Day 6: The Glory of Jesus

Day 7: Magi seek the Child

Day 8: The Magi offer gifts & worship

Day 9: And the Child Grew

Day 10- the Boy Jesus at the Temple

Day 11: He was Obedient

Day 12: The Son!

Day 13: God is pleased with His Son

Day 14: Propitiation

Day 15: The gift of eternal life

Day 16: Two Kingdoms

Day 17, Jesus' Preeminence



2 comments:

  1. Dear Elizabeth,

    I visit your blog occassionally and enjoy reading your writing.

    I am not educated in writing, but I like to keep a journal.

    I used biblegateway today (12/19/17) and I noted this Scripture of the day and it reminded me of your blog.

    I considered where the children of God (the mature people of God) were to have their mind, faith and works after their salvation, on being preachers of the gospel of salvation and prophets of the return of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:

    “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest;
    For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
    To give knowledge of salvation to His people
    By the remission of their sins,
    Through the tender mercy of our God,
    With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us…

    (Luke 1:76-78 NKJV)

    I hope and pray you have a wonderful day.

    JGP

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  2. Thank you so much for the encouragement and the scripture :) I pray you have a blessed Christmas.

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