Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.

The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;

you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.

Psalm 45: 6, 7a


God is on His throne, and His term of office is a very long one. The Lord has reigned as the supreme ruler over creation from a time before any of what we experience and any of our ancestors even existed. Then, according to the promise of God’s word His rule over all will continue without cessation forever and beyond. When I consider granting my loyalty and allegiance to a ruler or a national leader, it would seem that God’s permanence carries some very real weight in determining my decision. Yet there is much more to consider than just length of service when determining to follow God as my primary ruler.


Character is the most significant aspect to consider in determining who should be trusted to lead. This quality that is called character is much more than the words that the person speaks as it is demonstrated more than it is proclaimed. It is also something that is lived out over time and in all of the circumstances of life. The character of a leader is found in that person’s ability to remain fair, just, caring, concerned, engaged, and strong without regard to personal gain, loss, or pain. Throughout history there have been no human leaders who perfectly accomplish all of this. Every one of them has failed in various ways, and all of them to come will also fall short.


God remains as the singular example of the King whose rule is perfect. Justice and mercy define his kingdom; so, the symbol of office that the Lord holds is much more than the ceremonial scepter of a human ruler. Instead, God holds the qualities of life that are most precious to Him in His hand as He pours them out on the people of this broken world. God is the only leader who is worthy of absolute loyalty, and His standard of righteousness is the only law that accurately and fully defines the way that people should live. So, let me give praise to God, my Righteous King of Glory. May Your truth reign supreme in my life for the rest of my days.