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Isaiah 16:5

“Then a throne will be established in steadfast love, and on it will sit in faithfulness in the tent of David one who judges and seeks justice and is swift to do righteousness.”

How are thrones typically established in our world today, friend? Think back on your history books. Isn’t it either that some leader rises to power by being chosen by his people, usually after winning a noble victory, or that he rises to power by seizing someone else’s throne? What a contrast! Kingdoms of men rise and fall by strength of arms, but the Kingdom of God stands steadfast in love. That’s always been the most divine distinctive, hasn’t it? Love infused Christ’s incarnation, permeated His Passion, resounded in His resurrection, and confronts us in His present commission recorded in John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

So Christian, establish your life today not on the rising-and-falling whims of men, but on the never-failing love of your great Lord and Savior. No other throne could reach so high, because no other love would stoop so low.