Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7:14
There has never been an earthly king deemed worthy to be worshiped by all mankind. Some kings have thought themselves worthy and have tried to enforce their sovereignty. The Bible says such a King will appear one day who will gain the loyalty of all except those who faithfully belong to God.
Daniel the prophet saw that king in a vision, pictured as a little horn (Daniel 7:8). But his rule was cut short by “One like the Son of Man” (Daniel 7:13) who was given authority over all the earth by the Father (the “Ancient of Days” in Daniel 7:9). This “Son of Man” is the same Christ of whom Paul prophesied that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Him as Lord (Philippians 2:10-11).
In a day of pseudo potentates, we can rest assured that even the knees of earthly kings will one day bow to the true King of kings (Revelation 19:16).
The dearest idol I have known, whate’er that idol be, help me to tear it from Thy throne and worship only Thee. William Cowper, “Walking With God”
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