Pastor Tim Romero

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Deuteronomy 17:14-15

Deuteronomy 17:14–15 (ESV): "14 "When you come to the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say, 'I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,' 15 you may indeed set a king over you whom the Lord your God will choose."


It's a sad day when we desire an earthly king to rule over us rather than our Heavenly King. God may allow it but it certainly isn't His best for us.

The Lord told Moses that when the Children of Israel settle in the Promised Land that they will want a king to rule over them. However, God would be the one to choose the king. The reason they would want a king is that every other nation had one. What a horrible reason to choose to subject yourself to a man rather than the living God. This would come to pass and God would demonstrate their foolishness by placing Saul as their first king. Thankfully Jesus has received that position and will seat on the throne forever!

Beware when your heart says "I want another king over me like all the other nations." It's a horrible choice that God will honor if you really desire it but it's not His best. He desires to be the only King in our lives. He will always maintain that place but He certainly won't stop you from putting a layer between you and Him. Don't desire second best Christian. God desires to be in an intimate relationship with you. May you desire the same and yield to His Kingship alone.

Father, we thank You for being our King. We couldn't ask for a better ruler and yet often our hearts deceive us into desiring things that are not the best for us. Create in us a passion for Your perfect will and an understanding that this is what is truly best for us. Let us not trick ourselves into believing anything less. You deserve our undivided hearts and all the glory and honor we can give. May we yield to Your Word and Your will in Jesus' name we pray, amen.
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