Words from the Heart for Friday October 11th, 2019
And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day there will be one Lord—his name alone will be worshiped.
Zechariah 14:9 (NLT)
King Over All
Princess Elizabeth visited Canada for the first time in the autumn of 1951, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip. The royal couple were representing King George VI, who had just undergone surgery for lung cancer. There was tremendous popular interest in the tour because Elizabeth and Philip, like Prince William and Kate in 2011, appeared to be a glamorous young royal couple who would modernize the monarchy. They were the first royal couple to visit Canada via transatlantic aircraft rather than ship.
Everybody has a god, or more than one. Whatever you pour your life into, whatever you look to consolation and hope, whatever the source of your trust, that is your god. The Bible even says there are many gods and many lords. But none of these are real gods. They are created by men and women in a futile attempt to find inner peace and purpose. But the Bible is very clear that there is only true God. Zechariah 14:9 says, “And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day there will be one Lord—his name alone will be worshiped.” There will come a day when it will be obvious to the entire world that there is really only one true God. All the other false, created gods will be shown to have no authority at all. In light of the glory and majesty, the authority and holiness of the Lord God, the powerlessness of the self-proclaimed gods will be evident to all. Instead, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ alone is Lord. His name alone will be worshipped. Those of us who know Him by faith are longing for that day.
These have been words from the heart.