The world has been taken back over the past 2 weeks by the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, someone that the world the world has dubbed a “king.” But today I don’t want to talk about the king of pop; I want to talk about the King of Kings.
1 Timothy 6:12-16 reads: 12Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
Living by faith is not exactly the easiest thing. Believing that the God of the universe has your back at all times and that he will come through no matter what can be hard to fathom. Sometimes realizing that the best life that we can have only takes place when we let go of ourselves isn’t that easy. Even in times of looking at our world, being apart of something like our crazy campaign, or even living day to day life we can quickly forget who God is.
But I love the way that the Apostle Paul challenges Timothy and us in this scripture. He says, “Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession…” He goes on to say that it is God that gives life to everything.
It is easy to quickly forget that we serve the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. The King that is coming very soon and the King that always shows up right on time. From the moment that you accept Christ into your heart and life you begin to walk down a new road. That means many things. But specifically it means that you now have a higher calling, one that can only be fulfilled through faith in the King of Kings. That higher calling begins to take place when we live a strong Christian life that is pleasing to the King of Kings, the immortal King who is set apart. It is when we take hold of that life that we begin to grab hold of our eternal life in heaven.
So I leave you with this very simple question today…is your faith in the King of Kings?