Isn’t this every man’s goal? To achieve what the great kings and conquerors of our past have achieved to some degree..world domination? Alexander the Great conquered and ruled the entire Ottoman empire. When looking at heroes of our time today, role models to look up to, don’t all men desire to be Kings? They chase power, and money, and wealth, beautiful women and cars, hoping that all of these material objects will make them kings of this world, and to an extent they are. They become the elite, the economically wealthy.
But then what happens when you finally do it? What happens when you finally climb the social ladder and make it to the top of the world with all the money you could ever desire? Do you then find happiness? Of course! Money, cars, and clothes! Vacations every month, you own at least three cars, two houses, and even made it on the cover of Time’s Magazine one time. Congratulations, you made it to the top.
You sit in your home at age 40 after having made your millions and lived your fanciful young life, staring at the wall in your office wondering…what do I do with my life now? You realize that the things you thought would make you happy and fulfill your life are in fact empty and material objects, and you desire something more for your life.
You feel the emptiness in your soul.
You desire to understand the meaning of your life. You crave for a sense of true purpose, a reason to live.
You explore different religions to see what all the talk is about, but then you begin to realize for yourself that there is really only one true way to enter the kingdom of heaven, and that the path is narrow.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” -Matthew 7:21
I’ll conclude by saying that the world has already been conquered, long ago, that there is only one true king. There is only one who wears the crown, and he is not of this world. He reigns from above and we are all his children, whether you believe it or not. God is King of the universe, Christ is King of the world. Me? I’m just a King in my own head. But not because I have money or cars or a beautiful girlfriend (okay, maybe because I have a beautiful girlfriend) but because I know that I have been saved by the true King! And that his spirit lives in me!
“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.” Provers. 1:8-9