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Just True King
(Revelation 15.3b-4)
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"Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed." (Revelation 15.3b-4)

People Forgot Themselves

Winding Pathway up to HeavenHeaven is a place where people forget themselves and think of and remember only the Lamb of God and the Heavenly Father. The Irish Biblical scholar R. H. Charles (1855-1931) wrote, "In the perfect vision of God, self is wholly forgotten." It is as if when we become absorbed in the wonder of God we completely forget our petty needs. H. B. Swete (1835-1917) a fellow commentator on the Book of Revelation agreed with this concept, "In the presence of God, the martyrs forget themselves, their thoughts are absorbed by new wonders that surround them, the just true king and the mighty scheme of things, in which their own sufferings form an infinitesimal part, are opening before them. They begin to see the great issue of the world drama, and we hear the doxology with which they greet their first unclouded vision of the true king and his works."

Justice and Holiness

Chain LinksFor the martyrs, justice and holiness were joined like the links of a chain. Revelation 15.3b repeated, "Just and true are your ways, King of the ages." Having this kind of King meant that the truth was prominent. God's supreme holiness and purity were matched by his perfect justice. He was scrupulously fair in his judgment because his holy standards were so clear. The church of today tip toeing around in our politically correct society often called for justice without any reference to holiness and truth. It was later surprised that no real justice was done in the absence of holiness and truth!

"Just True King"
by Ron Meacock

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