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No King but Jesus (10 of 13)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book: Jeremiah
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
November 4. 2007
1. The Leadership God Opposes!
A) A Caution Pronounced
B) A Choice Presented
2. The Ownership God Exposes!
A) The Foolish Reign of an Earthly King
B) The Future Reign of an Eternal King
1) The Regal King
2) The Righteous King
3) The Rescuing King
A preacher of yesteryear recorded these monumental words:
"More than 2000 years ago, there was a man born contrary to the laws of life. This man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. Only once did he cross the boundary of the country in which he lived, that during his exile in childhood.
In infancy, he puzzled the doctors. In manhood, he ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as if on pavement and hushed the sea to sleep.
He never wrote a book, and yet all of the libraries of the world could not hold the books that have been written about him. He never wrote a song, and yet He has furnished the theme for more songs than all the songwriters combined. He never founded a college, and yet all of the schools put together, cannot boast of having as many students. Though time has spread between the people of this generation and the scene of the crucifixion; yet, He still stands.
Herod could not destroy Him and the grave could not hold Him. He stands forth as the highest pinnacle of Heavenly glory, proclaimed by God, acknowledged by angels, adored by saints and feared by devils as the living, personal Christ, our Savior, our God, the King of all Kings and the Lord of all Lords."
The message of Jeremiah 21-23 is that there is no King but Jesus. These chapters close the book on the last 4 kings of Judah. The epitaph of these 4 kings is not a good one to be remembered. Each of them was horrible kings who met horrific fates.
Thus, in this section of his prophecy, Jeremiah contrasted these evil kings with the coming ...
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