Jesus, the everlasting King
Jesus is the everlasting King. As Jacob was blessing his sons, he said regarding one son, Judah, in Genesis 49:10,
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of all the peoples.
This was in part fulfilled when David, from the tribe of Judah, ascended as the king chosen by God to be over Israel. But it wasn't fully fulfilled in David and his dynasty after him. It did not come to pass that all the peoples obeyed David or his descendants. But it did eventually come to pass when Jesus Christ was born.
God the Son incarnate was born in an animal's feeding trough. Yet He was born King. Humanly speaking, descended from the line of Judah. And in Christ it is fulfilled that the scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between His feet, until tribute comes to Him. And to Christ shall be the obedience of all the peoples.
When Christ died on the cross for sinners, it wasn't only for any Jew who would believe. It was for both Jew and Gentile. What this means, then, is that the offer of salvation through faith in Him has been extended to every tribe, tongue, and nation. Acts 17 says that God commands all people everywhere to repent. And in heaven, we will see people from all over the earth worshiping Christ forever. Furthermore, when He returns, every knee shall bow, for many not out of love, but out of subjection. "To Him shall be the obedience of all the peoples."
While there is time, turn away from your sin and place your trust in this Savior King. If you put your faith in Him, all your sins, past, present, and future, will be forgiven, and you will be given eternal life with Him.
Today's reading: Genesis 48-50