Season after Pentecost | Reign of Christ (Year B)
2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18); (Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 93;) Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37
While there is no royal family in the American political system, the political stars of our time exert royal power. We are very much the heirs of others who loved royalty—such as the elders of Israel who begged Samuel to appoint a king to govern them so they would be like all the other nations. But kingly rule does not come without cost.