Weekday devotionals for Christians

An Audience with the King


Psa 5:5  The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Psa 5:6  Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

The Psalmist is addressing the Lord as a King.  This is a correct way to address the Lord seeing how He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  When he states that the “foolish shall not stand in thy sight”, that is sign of respect that is given to the king.  No one is to come to the king and act foolish and only a fool would act foolish.  But what I find interesting is the fact that the Psalmist is a king himself.  I think it is very impressive when a king of a nation, comes before another king and gives that king the respect that usually comes to the kings and not from a king.  Of course the Psalmist is a man after God’s own heart so therefor, he loves to give God love, respect, and admiration.
Not many people in a kingdom would get the privilege of gaining an “audience with the king”.  It usually took a long time and required a person to learn some etiquette and customs to go before the king.  This is important because the king had all power to kill someone at his command; he did not need an excuse.  All the king had to do was give the command and the order would be carried out.
Ok, so how does this apply to me?  The application is simple.  We are given a great opportunity to come before the Eternal King of Kings.  We do not have to learn a hardened set of rules or etiquette to come to God; we just need to come to God.  Can you imagine having to wait for months to see the king and having to go through countless approval processes and when the opportunity comes to see the king, we simply disregard it and do something else that has very little signifcance?  This is what happens when we take our “walk with God” lightly.  He loves you and me so much and does not demand an extreme set of rules for us to see Him.  How do you treat your time and opportunity with God?

Bro. CW’s challenge for today:

Will you treat God and His time with respect?  

October 10, 2011 - Posted by | Devotional

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