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Celebrating The Everlasting King – Day 4

Celebrating The Everlasting King – Day 4

Anointed One


Psalm 45:7 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy above Your companions.


When you see the term “Anointed” in Scripture think about Kings. Every Israelite king, anointed by a prophet, was considered a messiah (little “m”). God made humankind in His image to rule the earth; to oversee a kingdom of His blessing. Anointed is really “Messiah” in Hebrew and in Greek translates to “Christ”. Jesus is the Messiah and the most faithful of the many “messiahs” or representatives of God throughout Israel’s history. The kings of Israel had the role of directing the nations to see the glory of God and to take refuge in the Israelite God and Savior. 


Many Psalms describe kingship in Israel. Psalms 18, 20, 21, 45, 72, 89, 101, 110, 132, 144 are known as royal Psalms. A good king is one who loves justice and practices mercy. The godly kings meditated on God’s Words. The wicked rulers valued their own words and reasoning and meditated on rebellion.


Christ was worshipped by kings at His birth. These kings recognized the fulfillment of God’s Word in the little baby in a manger in Bethlehem. Their wisdom transcends the years since that star shined so brightly. Christ as Son of Man walked this earth and revealed a love for righteousness and a hatred of wickedness. He exhibited joy in His purity. 


As we remember the newborn baby and the wise kings that traveled to worship Him, we rest in His righteous gift. What a joy to share this story of kingship and a God that made us to represent Him as His royal priesthood.


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