The King was the People

I love how Matisyahu describes a real king, such as David or Solomon, in his song “Refuge”, from the album Live at Stubb’s. Although he is Jewish and doesn’t believe Jesus is the real King, my heart tingles everytime I hear this so I had to post it. I think a lot of people misunderstand Jesus and his claims to be King, and maybe a lot of people don’t like the thought of a king, because they don’t understand how I real king acts.

“At that time, we had a real understanding of a king, you know. For us, we don’t know so much what’s a kingdom or a king. We live in a world of fragmentation, where the majority of the people don’t appreciate or care about so much about the person that’s running things. At that time, the king was the people. The king was the people, meaning that all the people were a part of the king. The king loved the people with his whole heart. He would do anything for them. He was not just a politician, but he was a warrior… a general on the front lines. He would die for his people. He was a singer, a writer, a poet, all of these different things… a real person.”

I really think a lot of the Majesty of Jesus is hard for people to grasp sometimes, or at least difficult for them to comprehend unless you are familiar with Old Testament bible stories… because they just don’t make kings like they used to.

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