God is the King of Glory

Psalm 24:8, 10

“Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle… Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.”

Have you ever seen a real king in all his majesty sitting on his throne? Or have you ever visited a place where a king lived? The Bible calls God the “King of glory”. What does it mean to say that God is the King of glory? Let us think about this very special title of God in the Bible.

A king is one who rules over a kingdom and a people. In fact, God is King over all the earth. Psalm 47:7 says, “For God is the King of all the earth.” But is God your king? Have you yielded your life to be ruled by God as your king?

The Lord God is not just a king. In fact, He is the King of glory. The word “glory” means “great honour, praise, or distinction”. There is no king who is greater in glory than the Lord Himself. Truly, the King of glory is a title that can only belong to God. No one is greater in honour and power than the Lord Jesus. So He alone is the “King of glory”.

Jesus Christ, who is risen and ascended is our glorious King. He is worthy of our worship and honour. He is deserving of our highest praise. He is “the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1 Timothy 6:15). Let us say as the Bible teaches us to say, “Thou art my King, O God” (Psalm 44:4). Let us worship our risen, exalted King.

Prabhudas Koshy