The Humble King! | Lion of Judah
In ancient Israel, a prophecy foretold of a powerful leader from the tribe of Judah. Centuries later, Jesus fulfilled this prophecy, born in humble Bethlehem. He spent much of His life as a carpenter, engaging in humble, manual labor before beginning His public ministry.
Instead of selecting prominent and learned individuals, Jesus chose fishermen and tax collectors, He demonstrated His preference for the humble and the willingness to work with those society often overlooked. Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey—a humble and symbolic act that contrasted with the expectations of a conquering king.
His journey embodied the Lion's authority and the Lamb's gentleness, healing the sick and embracing outcasts. In Gethsemane, facing crucifixion, Jesus humbly prayed, "Not my will, but yours be done," revealing profound humility.
His life testified to the beauty of humility, inspiring believers to prioritize service. In a vision on Patmos, John saw the Lion of Judah triumphantly opening a sealed scroll, yet turning, he beheld a slain Lamb—symbolizing Jesus' kingship and sacrificial love.
Jesus, the Lion of Judah, fulfilled the ancient promise, conquering sin and death. His story invites us to embrace a Savior—both Lion with authority and Lamb bearing redemption's scars.
A humble King, Superior in every way!