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Just True King (Revelation 15.3b-4)

"Just and true are your ways, King of the nations [some manuscripts read "ages"]. 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 Forget Themselves

Winding Pathway up to HeavenHeaven is a place where people forget themselves and think of and remember only God. The Irish Biblical scholar R. H. Charles (1855-1931) wrote, "In the perfect vision of God, self is wholly forgotten." H. B. Swete (1835-1917) a fellow commentator on the Book of Revelation agrees 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 are joined like the links of a chain. Revelation 15.3b repeats, "Just and true are your ways, King of the ages." Having this kind of King means that the truth is there too. God's supreme holiness and purity are matched by his perfect justice. He is scrupulously fair in his judgment because his holy standards are so clear. The church of today tip toeing around in our politically correct society often calls for justice without any reference to holiness and truth. It is later surprised when no real justice is done!

"Just True King"
©1990-2017
by Ron Meacock

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