December 3, 2006
When the angel foretold Christ’s birth to Mary, he was actually telling a very old story: that of God’s redemption of humanity. At the story’s center was the arrival of the long-awaited King, promised by Scripture. Jesus’ claim to the throne was a major irritant for Herod—and, as Alistair Begg reminds us, it can be a major irritant for us, too, in our pride. Jesus is not content with being merely a bit part in our personal kingdoms; He demands obedience, and His claim on our lives cannot be denied.
32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
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