This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Caleb Beller.
[2Ch 10:14 NLT] 14 … He told the people, “My father laid heavy burdens on you, but I’m going to make them even heavier! My father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions!”
There are so many interesting pieces to this story that we can cover, but today I want to focus on one important principle
In Solomon’s day the wealth and affluence of the King was at its highest. Never before had anyone lived and expressed such luxury. The building of the temple and palaces seemed like a worthy investment. Now at the end of his reign, the people were ready for a reprieve. Rehoboam (Solomon’s son) has a choice to make, will he hear or ignore their cries for help. Sadly, Rehoboam ignores the pleas of the people and revolt begins.
So many around the world feel this same frustration with those in power. People feel like the burdens of life are crushing them. They wish that those in power would see, hear and do something to make it better!
Enter Jesus! The most powerful king the world has ever known. Jesus said in [Mat 11:28 NLT]… “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Jesus is the King who hears our cries and lifts our burdens. He is not seeking to take anything but our sin from us. Instead the gospel tells us He seeks to give us the wealth of His righteousness, peace, and contentment. Today let us reflect on our good and perfect King! Let us worship Him for how He is different than all of those earthly kings who fall short. He alone is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords; He has heard our cries and gives us true rest! Thank you King Jesus!