In the days of the Old Testament kings, a scepter would be only a welcome sight if it were extended by the king. Only then could a supplicant know that he was accepted. The royal owner literally held in his hand the key to life and death. His was the last word, and holding the scepter signified that his authority was absolute. The verses below use the word “scepter” to represent the power that God has given to His Son. He promises that all who approach Him in faith He will receive. What a wonderful promise!
“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be” (Genesis 40:10). “There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth [tumult]” (Numbers 24:17). “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right scepter” (Psalm 45:6). “The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers” (Isaiah 14:5). “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom” (Hebrews 1:8).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: The scepter of Your kingdom is a right scepter.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (October 12 reading).]