Why Is God called "king of kings"?


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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In a human sense, the phrase "king of kings" might be interpreted as describing a "first among equals" relationship. However, in the case of God, the title describes a unique Being who is greater in every respect than any earthly ruler; who has total authority over all of them; who is the One from whom any of those rulers (no matter how great their earthly authority might be) derive their own status; and whose will alone determines how long any of those earthly rulers will retain their position.

June 29 2021 1 response Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
God rules and reigns as King (Psalm 29:10 See also 1 Chronicles 16:31; Psalm 47:2; Isaiah 6:5; Isaiah 43:15; Jeremiah 10:7,10 Jeremiah 10:10

-- "But the Lord is the †true God,
He is the living God, and an everlasting king:
At his wrath the earth shall tremble,
And the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation".;

Zechariah 14:9 --https://dailyverses.net/2021/7/1; 1 Timothy 1:17; Timothy 6:15 but see the full context in 1 Timothy 6:13-16 biblehub's Dictionary of Bible Themes

“In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen” (1 Timothy 6:13-16); Heather Adams

Revelation 15:3; Revelation 19:6)

God is given the title "King of kings." Why? The very beginning of the Bible gives a detailed account of God creating the heavens and earth. All of nature, animals, birds and other creatures – and finally mankind – came to life at His command. Scripture goes on to celebrate the wonderful fact that nothing God created can ever be greater than He is.

“But I tell you, in this you are not right, for God is greater than any mortal” (Job 33:12). HA

God is sovereign!

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