“And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
Jesus said in Mark 12:17, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” I’ll guarantee you that when tax season comes around, you’re going to pay your taxes. You render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.
I want to ask you a question—have you rendered to Jesus the things that are His? Do you realize that He is King of kings and Lord of lords? Have you taken the crown from your head and put the crown upon His head? Do you say, “Lord Jesus, I surrender my gold to You. I pay tribute to You. I do homage to You. I bow my knee to You”? In every person’s heart, there’s a throne. When self is on that throne, Christ is on the cross; when Christ is on that throne, self is on the cross, and every person is in one of those two categories every day. Even the wise men fell and worshiped Jesus. These men were truly wise, not because of their accolades, but because they recognized His sovereign dominion.
Ask a close friend in the faith to be your encouragement and accountability as you live to recognize Jesus as sovereign over all of your life.