The King Incognito

The King Incognito June 3, 2024

“The reason Jesus wasn’t the sort of King people wanted in his own day is…that he was the true King, but they had become used to the ordinary, shabby, second rate sort. They were looking for a builder to construct the home they thought they wanted, but he was the architect, coming with a new plan that would give them everything they needed, but within quite a new framework. They were looking for a singer to sing the song they had been humming for a long time, but he was the composer, bringing them a new song to which the older songs they knew would form at best the background music. He was the King, all right, but he had come to redefine kingship itself around his own work, his own mission, his own fate.”—

Tom Wright, Simply Jesus, p. 5

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