1 Timothy 1:17
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Our King is eternal. He was there in the beginning. The Word tells us God was there in the beginning (Genesis 1:1). The Word tells us the Holy Spirit was there at the beginning of creation (Genesis 1:2). The Word tell us that Jesus, who is the Word, was there at the beginning as God spoke the universe into existence (Genesis 1:3-27, John 1:1-14). He has always been. From the beginning of the beginning, the King was there.. He had no beginning because He always was. He preceded the sun and moon and stars. He preceded the vast expanse of space. He preceded time.
The King is eternal. He will never not be. He will never go away and leave His creation. He will reign in heaven and be there until the end of time (Revelation 22:13). He will be there after the earth is gone and a new heaven and earth appear (Revelation 21:1-2). He will wipe away all tears. There will be no more death, sorrow, pain or crying (Revelations 21:4). He will be there forever, ruling and reigning from His throne (Exodus 15:18). He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (Revelation 1:8). He was and He is and He will be. He is eternal.
The King is eternal. He is here with us right now. He will walk beside us through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4). He will be there to carry us close to His heart when we stumble and fall, and He will lead us through life (Isaiah 40:11). He will give us rest when we are weary (Matthew 11:28). He will give you peace in the midst of the storm and calm the wind and the waves (Mark 5:35-41).
The King is immortal. He will never die. He died once, but rose again to live forevermore. He gained victory over death (1 Corinthians 15:55) and will never succumb to it again. All the trees, plants, wildlife, insects, fish, birds, bacteria, and people will eventually die, but He will never die. He is invincible. He will not get sick, weary or fatigued but will reign and rule forever. Death has no power over Him and neither does this world he has overcome the world (John 16:33)
The King is invisible. On this earth, while still in our flesh, we cannot see Him because He is a Spirit (John 4:24). We can only see Him through out spiritual eyes. He will reveal Himself to those whom He chooses. His Spirit can go where it wants (John 3:8), when it wants, how it wants and to whom it wants. He can be many places at one time and also be in the hours ahead of us because He is not constrained to time.
The King is invisible. He can be a shield about me (Psalm 3:3). He can incline unto me to hear my prayer (Psalm 116:2). He is my hiding place. He preserves me from trouble. He encompasses me with deliverance (Psalm 32:7). He goes before me to clear the way from trouble (Deuteronomy 31:8). He is near me when I am brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18). He will never leave me or forsake me (Matthew 28:20). Even though I cannot see Him, I will trust Him (1 Peter 1:8).
The King is only wise. All wisdom comes from Him (Proverbs 2:6-8). Man’s wisdom seems is foolishness to God (1 Corinthians 2:19). God’s wisdom will protect us and watch over us (Proverbs 4:6). God’s wisdom is pure, impartial, peace-loving, considerate, submissive sincere and full of mercy and good fruit (James 3:17). His wisdom is unsearchable (Romans 11:33). His ways of wisdom are var above our ways (Isaiah 55:9).
The King is only wise. He gives His wisdom to those who please Him (Ecclesiastes 2:26). He gives wisdom to those who ask with unwavering faith (James 1:5). His wisdom gives us strength (Ecclesiastes 7:19). Wisdom will give us a future and a hope (Proverbs 24:14). Wisdom is better to attain than gold or precious jewels (Job 28:15-18). He who gets wisdom loves his own soul (Proverbs 19:8)
We should give Him honor. Honor is high esteem. We should give Him honor with our praise and worship. We should give Him honor by the way we treat one another (Matthew 25:35-40). We should give Him honor by our daily actions (Colossians 3:23-24). We should give honor to Him with the words we speak. Way to often we do not honor God in these ways and people see us as hypocrites. We should be honoring God and His word in everything we do. There are no exceptions or excuses.
We should give Him glory. We should be praising Him everywhere we go and in everything we do. We are to be a light on a hill, glorifying God with our good deeds (Matthew 5:16). Everything we say should glorify God. If we are ministering grace to those around us with our words, that glorifies God. How do you react when someone takes the Lord’s name in vain? Do we turn that around to give Him glory? He is glorious and mighty. His name is the most powerful name in the universe. His name should be glorified.
All of the above is not a one-time thing. It is not something that is true today but won’t be true tomorrow. These things are not truths you can believe today and decide not to believe tomorrow. They are forever and ever. Hey will always endure. They will always be true whether you believe them or not. He is the King who shall rule and reign for eternity. We must give Him the honor He deserves in our daily lives. We do this by being obedient and staying humble and meek.
Today give Him your all. Be that living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. Don’t accept anything less for yourself. Give Him all of you and He will fill you up!