Crowning Wisdom: By Me Kings Reign

The Reichskrone or Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire was worn by Charlemagne and other Holy Roman Emperors until that empire’s dissolution in 1806. Some of its eight panels depict biblical figures including the kings David, Solomon and Hezekiah, as well as the prophet Isaiah. Most importantly, though, is a depiction of Christ Himself between two cherubim and the inscription Per ME REGES REGNANT: "By me kings reign" (Proverbs 8:15).

When kings claim that only God can remove them from office (for only He put them there), all sorts of problems occur. Yet in one respect, it is so; the providence of God allots some to be royals and others to be peasants; some rulers, others the ruled. In whatever spheres you move, in whatever offices you hold, in whatever positions you are thrown, remember that it is Christ whom you serve and Christ who shall hold you to account.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10, NKJV