One Who Rules in the Kingdoms of Men

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

Foundational to this biblical truth are two other biblical truths, both of which will become increasingly important for us to cement into our minds. Let me explain.

If Jesus is right here, which he is, the naturalist view of the world can’t be. When nature is Lord of human history, the meek are crushed. The powerful, greedy, and violent force their way to the top. The world, in this scenario, operates on the survival of the fittest. Translation: the meek don’t inherit anything. Thankfully, however, nature is not Lord. Jesus is Lord, and He sees fit for righteousness to prevail in the end; the meek will, in history, inherit the earth. This has everything to do with the Lordship of Christ, the Lord whom “hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.”[1] God does this all the time that we might know that “the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and given it to whomsoever He will.”[2]

With this truth firmly fixed in our minds, how then are we to make sense of the current state of affairs? As things stand, the unrighteous rulers of this age are having a field day. The Lawless are making the laws, and the unrighteous are declaring what makes up righteousness. Darkness is masquerading, quite poorly, as light. Where do these two premises lead? Only one place, judgment. These two truths, God’s Lordship and the exaltation of the unrighteous, cannot coincide indefinitely. At the end of the day, God wins.

So, living where we are, what should our first application of all this be? Pray. Pray hard, and here is a good suggestion for starting:

“It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.” Psalm 119:126

Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)
  1. Luke 1:52. See also 1 Samuel 2:5, and 1 Peter 5:5-6.
  2. Daniel 4:25, 5:21.
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One Response to One Who Rules in the Kingdoms of Men

  1. Jeferino says:

    Beautifully written.

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