He [the king] will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more. – Psalm 72:5-7
If you do a search for the greatest kings or rulers of all time, you will come upon names like Alexander the Great, Caesar Augustus, Charlemagne, Genghis Khan, and Napoleon. Each of these rulers was great in his own time and in his own way. Maybe you agree with this list; maybe you don’t. Maybe you think these individuals are deserving of “top ten” status; maybe not. Maybe you have other names you would list among the greatest rulers of all time. The point, however, is the same; none of these rulers is your eternal King.
Psalm 72 speaks of the Messiah. It speaks of your Savior King. It speaks of Jesus. And it says he will reign as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. In other words, his rule will never end. Your King will endure.
As Jesus your Savior King reigns, he also rains. He rains on you like rain on a mown field. He rains on you like showers watering the earth. He rains blessing after blessing upon you: the righteous life he lived in your place, the forgiveness he won with his innocent suffering and death, the glory he has prepared for you in heaven. All these blessings and more are yours because Jesus reigns. And because Jesus reigns as your Savior King, you flourish. You flourish with confidence in his righteousness. You flourish with peace in his forgiveness. You flourish with hope and joy because of the glory that awaits you!
Alexander the Great ruled from 336-323 BC and died at the age of 32. Caesar Augustus ruled from 27 BC to 14 AD and died at the age of 75. Charlemagne ruled from 768-814 AD and died at the age of 71. Genghis Khan ruled from 1206-1227 AD and died at the age of 65. Napoleon ruled from 1804-1815 AD and died at the age of 51. Jesus, your Savior King, reigns today. Jesus, your Savior King, will reign tomorrow. Jesus, your Savior King, will reign to the very end of the age. Jesus, your Savior King, lives and reigns forever.
How wonderful to know! Today. Tomorrow. Every day. Until the end of time and beyond: Your King Will Endure!
Prayer: Dear Jesus, through your gracious rule in my heart you shower me with many blessings. Praise and glory to you, my eternal King! Preserve me by the power of your Word. Amen.