Who Is this King of Glory?

While the world swooned at the feet of our new President, I was immersed in a wonderful blog tour, but the national events didn’t slide by unnoticed. How could they, with every news broadcast filled with coverage of the events surrounding the inauguration, and nearly every other program preempted by news broadcasts?

The thing that struck me most was the way the media referred to President Obama in king-like terms. Comparisons were made, not for the first time, to President Kennedy and his wife Jackie, and some may remember that Washington during his “reign” was dubbed Camelot.

I understand. People long for a savior, and those who don’t have one are constantly on the search. Maybe this person, this program, this ideology, this system, this organization will be what I long for.

No. There is only One who satisfies.

From Psalm 24.

    The earth is the LORD’s and all it contains,
    The world, and those who dwell in it.
    For He has founded it upon the seas,
    And established it upon the rivers …
    Lift up your heads, O gate,
    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
    That the King of glory may come in!
    Who is the King of glory?
    The LORD strong and mighty,
    The LORD mighty in battle.
    Lift up your heads, O gates,
    And lift them up, O ancient doors,
    That the King of glory may come in!
    Who is this King of glory?
    The LORD of hosts,
    He is the King of glory.
Published in: on January 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm  Comments (7)  
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  1. very nice!

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  2. Amen, Sister.

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  3. Beautifully put (:

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  4. Nicely stated, Becky.

    I keep seeing the over-the-top coverage and thinking, “Shouldn’t this guy actually…you know…accomplish something before he gets praised?”

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  5. Becky,
    Good job!! I felt just the same. I also liked Mark’s comment. You are right. He should do something worth of praise before all this praise. I looked up some things about him on the web, and it is rather scary, how much of his history seems to be predicted in Daniel and Rev. Just a thought. (:
    Rae

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  6. Precisely why I have been ignoring the media for the last few months. I cannot handle the fawning. It makes me dislike Obama, which is not fair. Ever since I turned off the news, my attitude towards him has changed for the better. I realize he is just a man, whose heart can be changed by God for the better, so I need to pray for him.

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  7. Thanks for the feedback, all. Rae, I agree. Mark’s comment was excellent: I keep seeing the over-the-top coverage and thinking, “Shouldn’t this guy actually…you know…accomplish something before he gets praised?” Yea, verily! 😉

    Jessica, I didn’t watch the inauguration, though I really wanted to, because I knew I couldn’t stomach more fawning. It’s been going on since the elections but increased sharply the week or so leading up to President Obama taking office.

    And yes, a thousand times, yes! We need to be praying for our new president.

    Becky

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