King of the Jews. King of the World. Matthew 1:1

King of the Jews.  King of the World.“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.”  Matthew 1:1

Jesus descended from Abraham, making him undeniably a Jew. (Genesis 12:1-9)

And He descended from David, who had been given the Kingship of Israel by the One, True, God – and had been told that any of His sons had the legal right to be the King after him. (Psalm 89:3&4)

Psalm 89:3&4   “I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David:  Your seed I will establish forever, and build up your throne to all generations.” 

And what difference does that make?  Why does it matter to me that Jesus was qualified to be the King of Israel?  Israel is just a small country – a tiny group of people, right?  So what if they have a King?  How does that King affect me?

Psalm 89:3&4, above,  proves that the sons of David were qualified to be the kings of Israel.

But it also says something else.  It says “forever” – a future son of David would reign on the throne of Israel “forever”.  Not just for a lifetime.  Not just for 100 lifetimes.  But “forever”.  For eternity.  Look again at Psalm 89 – but this time at verses 35-37:

 “Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David; His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me;  It shall be established forever like the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky.”  Psalm 89:35-37

Do you see what difference it makes to you and me that Jesus was the seed of David – that Jesus was the eternal King of Israel – that Jesus is the eternal King of Israel?

The eternal King of Israel is not just King of Israel.  He’s King of the World.  He’s King of Eternity.  He Himself is eternal. He will never die.  He’s God.

The King of the Jews is the King of the World!  He’ll change everything!  That’s why it matters to me whether or not Jesus is the King of the Jews.  If He is King of the Jews, then He should be my King, too.

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