“Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory” (v. 10).
Cassius Marcellus Clay, one of our nation’s boxers of renown, said of himself, "It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am." Athletes are not the only segment of society that hold high opinions of themselves or are worshiped by people who do. A singer who was popular in the 60's was and still is referred to as the King. Both boxer and singer reveled in the adulation given them. But their fame does not begin to compare to that of the King of glory! In that comparison, all the praise, honor, and fame of man’s history would look like a teardrop compared to the world’s oceans.
Who is the King of glory? He is the Lord of hosts. Is He only Lord over the angels of heaven? No. More. He is the Creator and Sustainer of this tiny terrestrial ball called Earth, but He keeps all the orbits of the planets in proper alignment so as to compliment and keep this world functioning. He is the designer of every atom of every living thing. But more than that – He so loved that He planned and executed His redemptive purpose to allow us to be in right relationship with Him now and prepared to live in His house eternally. He is the King worthy of all glory! Amen and Amen! (Lonnie Witt)
p style="text-align:center;font-style:italic;">“All the praise and all the glory,
Of earth’s most noted men
Pales before the splendor
Of the coming King of Kings.” (Gordon Snider)
This devotional is the Tuesday, June 28, 2016 entry of Opening the Word.