The Long-Awaited King

The Orthodox Life

God’s Original Plan for Monarchy

God promised to give His people a godly monarchy.
Government by Kings was God’s plan from the beginning.

God is the first to bring up the subject of Israelite kings, and He promises to bless Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Judah with royal descendants:

I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. (Genesis 17:6)

Also God said to him: “I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body. (Genesis 35:11)

The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people. (Genesis 49:10)

In Deuteronomy, God reveals His plan for the behavior of godly kings. God wanted kings who would read Scripture daily, and who…

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