God is the loving King of everything because He made everything (Genesis 1:1, Revelation 4:11).
We say “No” to God. We try to be our own king instead. This is what the Bible calls “sin” (Romans 3:10-12, Romans 3:23).
God is the only true King. He won’t let people keep on sinning against Him. God’s punishment is that we are shut out of His kingdom forever (Hebrews 9:27).
God loves you so much He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world. Jesus died to take your punishment so that you could be forgiven (John 3:16, 1 Peter 3:18).
God brought Jesus back to life again, and made Him the King of everything (Acts 2:32-33). One day, Jesus will come back and rule as King (Acts 1:11).
There are only two ways to live:
You can say “No” to God, and keep pretending to be your own king—but God will punish you by shutting you out of His good kingdom forever.
Or you can say “Sorry” to God, start living with Jesus as your king, and enjoy being in God’s Kingdom forever (John 3:36).
Adapted from “Two Ways to Live” by Matthias Media. For more details, click here.