Isaiah 6:1-3; Psalm 123:1,2

“Real lasting help cannot be obtained by reliance upon Man but only from God Himself. Therefore, looking up to earthly monarchs tends to lead to discouragement and disillusionment.

 

1. Early Monarchs

Characteristics of earthly rulers

Impermanency

Inconsistency

Inability

(e.g. Uzziah/Azariah: longevity, spirituality, morality, accomplishments, tragic end)
2 Kings 15:1-3; 2 Chronicles 26:1-16; Proverbs 13:12; Luke 24:13-21

People's deepest longing

a. Direction

b. Protection

c. Provision

 

2. The Heavenly Monarch

“This heavenly Monarch is not like us, only bigger and far better.”

His Throne

His Temple

His Territory

a. Inspires (revealing Himself and His will)

b. Intervenes (His love and His power)

c. Increases (His grace)

 

3. Your response

Trust and obey Him

Act and speak for Him