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. [isaiah 9:7]


]while the kingdom Jesus set up didn’t come in the form the jews expected, he is king and no earthly authority can usurp his will!

is Jesus your king or advisor?

in my flesh, i view Jesus and scripture more like an advisor than as my king and final authority. i think thoughts like, “i know i should be doing this, but i’ll wait until i get more free time” or “i know i should apologize for this, but i’m having a hard week, so i’ll wait.” if Jesus is king, then when he speaks there should be no “maybe” or “not yet!”

this kind of surrender makes no sense to the flesh, and will always be foreign to our sinful nature, but we are blessed to have a humble, meek, understanding king. his ways are not only right because he says so; they’re right because he does everything out of love for us!


Lord, teach us to surrender our control to your reign. we recognize your rule and reign; thank you for leading us with a meek heart.


~ stephen hall