All the Kings Men - Part 2
“Every man dies, not every man really lives.” ̴ Attributed to William Wallace
As the King’s Men let us be about that magnificent quest which is burning in the heart of every disciple of Christ to hear our King say to us, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord”. (Matt 25:21-22 NKJV)
This blog is particularly focused toward men; Christian men specifically and unapologetically. I need to focus on the role of men in God’s plan of redemption and his purposes for his church. By doing so I can write from my heart and that I believe; will make this blog worth your time. All the King’s Men is a lifetime of study and observation, sometimes painfully transparent self-observation, written with the goal of seeing men take their rightful place at the head of their families, churches, communities and even the nations. Yes, it is a lofty goal to actually see this happen for you, but that is why I chose to pursue it!
My premise for this blog is that as men and servants of the Most High God – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – a primary purpose in this life is to spend our time here devoted to the most worthy of purposes; God’s glory. Though we each have a unique way in which we fulfill that goal, it is a basic destiny for all those whom God calls, that we love and serve him with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength (Matt. 22:37, Mark 12:30-33, Luke 10:27). All the King’s Men is an appeal to us modern day followers of Christ; to make the Lord Jesus our King and become his mighty men. He wants to restore true relationship with him that was lost in the garden – through us! No, I’m not talking about some savior complex where we think we are called to be the salvation of mankind. Nonetheless we are, “ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us…” (2 Cor. 5:20-21 NKJV).
We are not here to be the Savior of the world. Jesus did all the work on the cross and it is evidence of the most profound pride to think otherwise. We can shelve the “I’m the man” fixation because Jesus is the complete work of God for salvation. However, we who have become reconciled to God through Christ are the King’s men. We are emissaries of The Almighty and have been given a Royal commission, let us treat this directive with the utmost earnestness and humility.
Some of the ideas and terminology in this blog might seem somewhat grandiose. Even so, I assure you that the goal is as grounded as the earth itself. I won’t be speaking in platitudes that have no base in reality but I will use terms that I hope will inspire you to reach for the heart of God and settle for no less. We must get in the habit of looking up because that is where our help and ultimately our salvation will come from. As God’s sons we weren’t created to grovel in the dirt like chickens; no, we were created to soar like eagles. It's time!