The King

 1 Samuel 25-26; Psalms 63; Matthew 9 

“When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground…Please forgive your servants offense, for the Lord will certainly make a lasting dynasty for my master…”

1 Samuel 25:23, 28

Abigail recognized and honored the king. David lived as a rejected outlaw and fugitive, but to Abigail, he was the king. She understood the big picture and humbled herself.

Do we recognize the authority of the Lord Jesus?

In a world that has rejected him, do we too humble ourselves before the Lord Jesus and seek his mercy and favor over our lives?

Abigail eventually married David. She became the bride of the king and lived in the palace of David. Those who honor Christ now, he will honor later when he returns in the fullness of his glory to bring his kingdom to fulfillment. Let us seek his forgiveness and mercy now, while there is still time.

“Lord Jesus, you are the King of all kings! Forgive my sin and rebellion and glorify your name through my life.”