A contrast between Jesus and the Queen

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September 25, 2022

This week we finished 1 Chronicles. There are events in this book of the Bible about David that are not documented in Samuel or Kings.

I am not going to discuss anything from Chronicles this week.

While singing at church today, God laid on my heart to talk about the death and mourning of Queen Elizabeth and compare that with the death and mourning of Christ.

I am sad the queen has passed. She reined for 70 years and met many leaders throughout the world. She was very accomplished.

According to the BBC, the queen was surrounded by family and passed peacefully. As seen on TV and in the papers, thousands, if not millions came out to pay their respects. People stood in line up to 24 hours to visit the casket. People spent the night to obtain a spot on the lawn so they could watch her casket and the family drive by. I think it is wonderful, the respect and reverence the people of the U.K. and around the world gave Queen Elizabeth.

I then compare that to what happened to the King of Kings, Jesus Christ.

Who was Jesus? According to John chapter 1, Jesus was with God in the beginning, he was God in the beginning, and everything was made through Him. He lived in glorious heaven with the Father. He then made himself a man. Philippians 2:6-8, “Who, being in very nature[a] God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross

Jesus was God in the flesh! Jesus was 33 years old. He had been in ministry for 3 years with his disciples and others. He had a major following. He healed people physically and he healed them spiritually.

At the end of his life, the Pharisees and Sudducees, the leaders of the Jews, wanted Jesus dead. He was perfect, yet Jesus was falsely accused of a crime and ended up dying on a cross taking on the sins of the world. He died for our sin and then rose again, so we could have everlasting life with Him and the Father.

At his death he was mocked, beaten, and hung on a cross to die with 2 other criminals. All the disciples except for John abandoned Him. Peter denied Him 3 times. After his death he was buried in a tomb. There was no procession. There were no mourners. Even when Lazarus died, there were mourners at the house of Mary and Martha. This was not happening at the home of Jesus’ mother Mary.

What a difference between the respect given to Queen Elizabeth and that given to Jesus Christ.

How could he be treated so bad?

I ask myself today, “Am I respecting and revering Christ today? Am loving Him with all of my heart, soul, and mind?” If I’m honest, I have to say that I do not respect and show Christ love all the time. I continue to sin. I don’t always profess my faith. The list goes on and on. Thankfully, because I have accepted Him as my Lord and Savior, he forgives me, and loves me unconditionally.

I want to do better. How about you? Thus, my prayer for us is that we love and respect the Lord through obedience to Him and love to others and that the Holy Spirit will guide each one of us in this way.

How are you doing in loving and revering the King of Kings?

Next week we will read 2 Chronicles 1-12.

Have a blessed week.

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