“No Ordinary Book, No Ordinary Throne Room” November 8

 

No Ordinary Book, No Ordinary Throne Room - I've always enjoyed reading historical fiction. When I was a teenager I read a number of books based on stories about the kings, queens, and czars of Europe and Russia. Throughout history, monarchs came in every sort and personality, some good, some evil and they used their power accordingly. In medieval times, monarchs wielded what seemed like absolute power. Even today, kings and dictators in some parts of the world hold the power of life and death over their subjects. We, too, have a King. So, what can we expect when we come into His throne room? Are we to expect judgment and begrudging answers? Or are we to expect something quite different? And what is it about God's Word? How is it different from any other book? Why have so many tried to destroy it and why is it so vilified today? And personally, why does it have the ability to pierce our hearts in a way nothing else can? I’ve always enjoyed reading historical fiction. When I was a teenager I read a number of books based on stories about the kings, queens, and czars of Europe and Russia.

Throughout history, monarchs came in every sort and personality, some good, some evil and they used their power accordingly. In medieval times, monarchs wielded what seemed like absolute power. Even today, kings and dictators in some parts of the world hold the power of life and death over their subjects.

We, too, have a King. So, what can we expect when we come into His throne room? Are we to expect judgment and begrudging answers? Or are we to expect something quite different?

And what is it about God’s Word? How is it different from any other book? Why have so many tried to destroy it and why is it so vilified today? And personally, why does it have the ability to pierce our hearts in a way nothing else can?  Continue reading