The lion is unequivocally the king of beasts. He stands proudly in the African plain, and when he roars, every other creature runs in fear.
There is no beast to equal the mighty lion.
Our Savior is known as the Lion of Judah, the coming King. The comparison is unmistakable. Christ will come as a lion, standing proudly on the mountains of the earth, and when he calls out for humanity to listen, mankind will run in fear.
Isaiah 11:7 reveals the softer side of the lion.
“The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.”
This verse also paints an accurate picture of Christ the Savior. Christ the Redeemer, the Lion of Judah, came to us in our weakness, and he treated us as gently as the lion with the lamb, choosing to comfort us rather than consume us in raging glory.
Romans 5:17 describes the compassionate Christ who came to heal humanity.
“For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.”
Christ has all power, yet he refuses to condemn mankind, even though we have wandered astray. Rather he wishes to draw us to him while he has time. Even so, the mighty lion soon returns, and he will stand over humanity, and the sinner will cower in fear.
Revelation 2:27 tells of the End of Days:
“And he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father.”
The Lion of Judah’s roar will resonate in the heavens, and all creation will bow.
Now is our time. Now is our salvation. Now is our opportunity to draw unto him.
Christ loves us, but one day, he will rise and destroy those who do not follow after him.
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