One Humble King

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

As a conquering hero, Julius Caesar galvanized the Roman community, particularly after winning battles in Spain. Returning to Rome in 45 BC, he was honored with the right to wear a special robe and crown. An ivory statue of his likeness was ordered to be carried at religious processions. Another statue was placed in a temple with the inscription, “To the Invincible God.”

Although many revered Caesar, he also alienated others. On March 15, 44 BC, he was assassinated. But his death only accelerated the deification process. In January of 42 BC, he was named “Divine Julius” by the Roman Senate, who officially confirmed that he was a god.

Eager to follow in these footsteps, his adopted son, Octavian (also known as Caesar Augustus) began calling himself “son of a god.” When Halley’s Comet passed over Rome, Octavian declared that it was the spirit of Julius Caesar entering Heaven, claiming that this was more proof that he, too, was a god.

How unlike these men was Jesus! They clamored to be treated like gods. But Jesus, who was God, humbled Himself and became like an ordinary person. He encouraged us to realize that we can approach Him anytime, just as we are. He invited us, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29).

Today, remember that You serve the risen Savior, the same Man who was born in a stable and spent His life in humility and service, and who died on a cruel Cross.

But now He reigns! Worship Him, and follow His example, seeking to be a person of humility and service to others.