The King

When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel. - Deut 17:18-20
It is amazing to see this passage as I was reading the incredible book of Deuteronomy. In this passage, Moses prophesized that Israel will one day want to be ruled by a king and God actually set the guideline for the king of Israel.

I was actually amazed by the high standard that God set for the king of Israel. In every sense of the word, I thought I was reading a description of Jesus, other than any other kings that have ever ruled Israel or Judah, not even David, Solomon or Josiah or Hezekiah. See the high standard, we see that Jesus knows the scripture inside out, understood it better than the pharisees of the day. We see that Jesus has never considered himself equal to God and displayed the humility described.

Just kinda amazed by the passage.


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