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Weekly Bible Study
“Matthew 1: Pt. 4”
by Art Sadlier   
February 28th, 2010

We have been considering -  The King in Matthew  and  The King on His Throne

We  see  The King in His Humility.

Never has the world witnessed such humility as this king demonstrated. Born in a barn.

In Philippians 2:7-8, Paul gives an amazing account of the humility of the king. "But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."

I want you to pause and see the king in his humility.  

See Him as He was on earth. See Him as the Scribes and Pharisees call Him the servant of Satan.  See Him as they arrest Him and pluck out His beard and as they beat Him.  See Him as they spit upon Him and accuse Him falsely and crucify Him. In all of that He remains silent and submissive. If that is what men are determined to do, He allows them to do it.

See Him today, He is still demonstrating humility today. Christ is still being presented to men today. Christ is still standing in humility allowing men to curse His name, to hate Him, to reject Him or just ignore Him and deny Him. Even in the church. Tozer said over fifty years ago, "The authority of Christ is waning in the church, He is Lord on our lips only". The Lord of Glory is humbled by very ones who claim to be His disciples.

We see The king in His Glory

There is another day soon to dawn, a day in which the humility of the King will give way to the Glory of thr King! We see that day dawn in Revelation 19:11-16,  "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true, and in righteousness doth he judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns;  and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God,  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

In Matthew 25:31-34 we have another glimpse of the King coming in His glory. "When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundations of the world:"

And in verse 41 we read, "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:"

The humble King is also the Glorious King of Glory. Have you crowned Christ King of your life. If you came to that hour as an unbeliever, He would place you with the goats. Why not come to Christ now if you are unsaved? You may be saying, how do I come to Christ?

An old man testified that it took him 40 years to learn three simple things.

First that he couldn't save himself.  Second that God didn't expect him to do anything to save himself. Third that Christ had done it all.  The scripture makes it clear that there are two kinds of religion in the world, True Religion and False Religion. Something in my hand I bring is false religion. Nothing in my hand I bring is true religion.

Augustine said, "Lord save me from all my sins but not yet", There was no answer. Later he said, "save me from my sins except one," There was no answer. Finally he prayed, "Lord save me from all my sins and save me now", and God saved him instantly. I arrived at that place one day many years ago. I stepped off the throne of my life, I crowned Christ Lord and King of my life, I confessed my sins and repented of them, and Christ saved me. 

Your problem is not in your understanding but in your will. The door of salvation is open to you right now, will you come?

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