who will be king?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to call the shots over your boss? Or be the principal in your school? Or even the king of the whole world? I certainly have wasted more than one afternoon daydreaming about my royal plans.

We are constantly surrounded and bombarded with the message that I am in charge of my little world, I have the right to own it all, I am the master of my fate, and I am the king of my domain. The world wants you to believe, “You are god, don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.” MTV Cribs, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and celeb TV send us the message that you have not made it unless you have made yourself the ruler of your realm. Is this what life is all about? Work and play-play-play? Make mounds of money? Make a name for yourself?

In the Bible there are many examples of people who had more than most—Joseph [2nd in command of Egypt], Moses [leader of 2+ million], Solomon [richest & wisest], Esther, and many others. How did they deal with it? Did it go to their head? We see that at times their possessions, popularity, and power did affect their pride. It took the King-of-Everything to pop their big bubbleheads. As you read through the Bible it asks you a very important question: who will be your King? You or God?

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