THE WAY OF THE KING
Adam and Eve?
Having rejected God’s rule …
We seek to establish our own definition of right and good by our own desires.
We attempt to establish our own rule by our rejection of God’s rule.
Moses and Joshua?
We seek to establish a righteousness from among ourselves by our will and commitment.
We attempt to establish God’s rule by our faithfulness.
David and Solomon?
We seek to establish a righteous king from among ourselves.
We attempt to establish God’s rule by our representative head.
Jesus comes to establish God’s own people, to gathering them into God’s own presence, under God’s own kingdom rule.
All this he does in the incarnation and the work of his gospel.
… and he shall reign for ever and ever.