June 16

I remember very clearly the first time I ever had the opportunity to vote for the position of president of the United States. I was very excited, and I took my vote very seriously. I studied the candidates the best I could (remember this was before the internet was invented). I looked at the things they believed in, and the policies they were promising to begin or continue. Of course, I wanted to know of the kind of character they had, and I hoped they would display when in office. I remember walking into that voting booth for the first time with the feeling that the future of the entire nation was riding on my shoulders.

I smile today thinking about that feeling. By the way, I still do all those things when considering where to cast my vote, however, it seems that a great deal has changed in my lifetime when it comes to leadership considerations. Not just in government, but also in business, in families, and even in the local church. It seems we have adopted the philosophy that it is acceptable to step on everyone else in order to get to the place we want to go, I am thankful that my King is the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords. I am thankful that there is no one who will ever usurp His authority.

Today I read, “The LORD said unto my Lord, ‘Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool” (Psalm 110:1). If you think hard about it, the greatest enemy of God is sin itself. Oh, I know the Devil is the enemy, but it is the sin that he brought along with him that is the ultimate enemy of our perfect, holy, and righteous God. Oh, and by the way, Jesus Christ crushed the power of that sin when He took it to the cross … died … was buried … and rose from the grave! The ultimate victory has been secured for all of us because the Lord put that enemy under His feet and made it a footstool!

It not only thrills me that He is not only King of all kings and Lord of all lords, but He is the One holding my salvation securely in His hand – no man (including me) will be able to pluck me from His hand! What an incredible Savior! While many in our world today are busy trying to push everyone else down in order to work their way up, our Savior came down, in the form of a servant, and died in order to allow us to have security in His payment for our sins! I am in love with Jesus! I cannot wait to see Him face-to-face, so I can thank Him for all He has done for me! I get goosebumps just thinking about the day that my faith will become sight, and I am going to thank the LORD of all lords for what He has done for me. There is no enemy I will face today that He cannot take care of, and I will trust Him!

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