The Right Ruler on Thy Throne O God


In the post Thy Throne Oh God, the notion of Jesus’ throne lasting forever was presented in Hebrews 1:8. Remember the words to the Maranatha song so titled is below.

Thy throne O God
Will last forever
Will last forever

For in Your hand
Are truth and righteousness
You reign with righteousness
Forever, Forever.

Thy Throne O God
Will last forever
Will last forever, forever, forever

You love what’s right,
Despising evil
You have loved righteousness
Therefore your God
Pours gladness over you
A gladness none has known

Within  Hebrews 1:8, there is another distinguishing trait about Christ’s throne/kingdom that should not be overlooked while I continue to gaze at the sovereignty of God. God is in control. Once more listen to what God says:
8 But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.  Scepter is defined as 1. a rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power. 2. royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty. A scepter is a symbol representing the ruling power. The Word tells us the that symbol of Christ’s kingdom is righteousness. Righteousness in this verse means rectitude or  uprightness which is rightness of principle or conduct. This simply means that we can count on Jesus always being and doing what is right as defined by God’s Word.

Isn’t it comforting to know that the Jesus will not abuse His authority and power as so many earthly rulers do. In the context of this chapter, Jesus brings a revelation superior of who God is than that of the prophets of old. The prophets told about God, but Jesus is God and revealed Him in the flesh as God says about Jesus in verse 8 and also by John in John 1:1, by Thomas in John 20:28, and by Paul in Titus 2:13 and 3:4Don’t miss that. Since Jesus is God we know that He is right and therefore righteous. Matthew Henry says, “He has all right, rule, authority, and power, both as the God of nature, grace, and glory, and as Mediator; and so he is fully adequate to all the intents and purposes of his mediatorial kingdom.” In other words, Jesus is right in whatever He does in building and ruling His kingdom. This is why the song says:

You love what’s right,
Despising evil
You have loved righteousness
Therefore your God
Pours gladness over you.
A gladness none has known

As such, let Christ pour gladness over you. Know a righteousness none have ever known but could be known by us because of The Right Ruler on Thy Throne of God.

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