“He has made us kings and priests to our God!” Revelation 5:10
The Lord Jesus infinitely excels all earthly kings, in that He makes all His subjects kings! He has a crown of glory for every subject! Oh, what a glorious King is this! It is better to be a poor member of Christ, than the head of a nation! Oh, how infinitely happy are all Christ’s subjects! They are all kings, all heirs, all favorites, all sons!
Where is there such a king to be found, who makes all his subjects kings? There are many kings who bring their subjects down lower, but Christ makes His subjects kings! There are many kings who make their subjects beggars, but Christ makes His subjects rich! There are many kings who put their subjects to death, but Christ died that His subjects might live! There are many kings who give their subjects titles, but Christ gives all His subjects Himself and then heaven!
Now, beloved, here is the excellence of our King– He has made us all kings and priests under Him, and gives us all crowns of glory!
– William Dyer