Matthew 2:1-2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
It is sufficient to say that the most glorious aspect of the Kingdom of God is The King Himself. The wise men travelled to Jerusalem to see Jesus. Being led by His star, they came to worship Him. It is so easy to get into conversations and even debates about the logistics of the kingdom of God; that is, all of the “if”, “when” questions which are usually driven by a particular theological bent that has arrived at conclusions as to what extent the kingdom exists now or in the future. All the while, there is a King Who is to be sought, adored, and worshipped. Once again, academics prevail over intimacy with King Jesus. For too many, being “right” academically or theologically is more important than knowing King Jesus intimately.
As we journey through these Kingdom Chronicles, there will be references to various aspects or principles of the kingdom of God, but let us never forget that the most important revelation in all of Scripture is The King of the kingdom. “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17). Our fellowship is with The King of kings and Lord of lords. Principles of the kingdom and academic knowledge of kingdom facts apart from intimate knowledge of The King Himself is a form of godliness with no power to save. Selah