Advent 2014 – 21 days ’til Christmas

Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.” But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” Hebrews 1:7-9


And speaking of regalia, the soldiers gave Jesus a reed for a sceptre at his coronation. Their intent was to mock him as King of the Jews by giving him something they thought was base and crass, something that would not last, but wither and decay.

What the soldiers failed to understand, however, is that whatever physical form it took, whether a stalk taken from nature or a priceless bejewelled staff like that of the British monarchy, the significance was in its representation.

The sceptre of the anointed Son of God represents uprightness which characterises him and his eternal kingdom.

In the baby Jesus of Bethlehem was all the potential, soon to be realised through his life, death and resurrection, of a truly righteous King who would do for his people what only God is able to do: save them from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

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