by Bob Wilson
“Walk worthy of God. Be fully pleasing to Him. Bear fruit in all good works. Grow in the Knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10
Recently on television, the networks have decided that there is an audience for live musicals. The first one that was shown was The Sound of Music, followed a year later by Grease. I would like to see a remake of the musical The King and I. It’s a story of a woman who comes to the country of Siam to tutor the king’s children and they fall in love. There are a lot of excellent songs in it.
When I think of the name of that musical, I think it’s a good description of our relationship with the King of Kings. Think about it. The King who created the world we live in and all the galaxies knows our names and has chosen us to be his heirs in his kingdom. He is also our friend who is waiting as a friend to help us through the messes we have made.
The nation of Israel in the Old Testament wasn’t satisfied with a heavenly king. They wanted an earthly king that they could see. They found out that earthly kings aren’t perfect. The kings were more interested in their own wants and desires instead of the people they were supposed to govern and serve. In this modern age, we have the same problem. We serve lesser kings that rule in our lives. Sometimes, we don’t have the time or the patience for our heavenly one. We need to ask ourselves this question, Is the King my Master? The Bible says that, No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
One thing that an earthly king would never do would leave his palace and his throne and die in our place. This song’s chorus says it all:
How many kings
step down from their thrones?
How many lords
have abandoned their homes?
How many greats
have become the least for me?
And how many gods
have poured out their hearts
to romance a world that is torn all apart.
How many fathers
gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me,
all for me and all for you.
Thank you King Jesus, our Master and our friend. Amen!
Next men’s breakfast:
Saturday | October 21st | 8 a.m.
Ma Maw’s Diner in Baltimore