March 22 – LD 12, Day 4: Our Conquering King
Friday the 22nd of March
in Heidelberg Catechism Meditations
Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”
Jesus Christ is our eternal king who defends us and preserves us from sin and causes us to enjoy all the wonders of salvation. The unique nature of Jesus’ rule is that He established His kingdom in the way of death. Earthly kings, no matter how powerful, die, and their kingdom ends. Jesus died in order to establish His Kingdom in righteousness and purchase his citizens from the bondage of sin. His kingdom, therefore, is unique in that it is not of this world, but it is a spiritual kingdom found in the hearts of God’s people and in His church.
Jesus Christ is king of the world by His power. He is king of His church by His grace and love. That sovereign rule over all things is for the purpose of preserving and saving His church. Christ takes us into His kingdom and makes us willing subjects, whose delight is to honor Him who has defended us from the devil and continues to defend us against all our enemies. Jesus testified that no one shall pluck His people out of His hand. (John 10:28) We have nothing to fear- Jesus Christ is our eternal King!