Rev. S.M. Lockridge gave a good example of praise to God. Praising God
is not flattery. It is simply recounting His real attributes. That
is what he has done in the following:
"My King was born King. The Bible says He's a Seven Way King. He's the
King of the Jews - that's an Ethnic King. He's the King of Israel - that's a
National King. He's the King of righteousness. He's the King of the ages. He's
the King of Heaven. He's the King of glory. He's the King of kings and He is the
Lord of lords. Now that's my King.
Well, I wonder if you know Him. Do you know Him? Don't try to mislead me. Do you
know my King? David said the Heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament
shows His handiwork. My King is the only one of whom there are no means of
measure that can define His limitless love. No far-seeing telescope can bring
into visibility the coastline of the shore of His supplies. No barriers can
hinder Him from pouring out His blessing.
He's enduringly strong. He's entirely sincere. He's eternally steadfast. He's
immortally graceful. He's imperially powerful. He's impartially merciful. That's
my King. He's God's Son. He's the sinner's savior. He's the centerpiece of
civilization. He stands alone in Himself. He's honest. He's unique. He's
unparalleled. He's unprecedented. He's supreme. He's pre-eminent. He's the
grandest idea in literature. He's the highest personality in philosophy. He's
the supreme problem in higher criticism. He's the fundamental doctrine of
historic theology. He's the carnal necessity of spiritual religion. That's my
He's the miracle of the age. He's the superlative of everything good that you
choose to call Him. He's the only one able to supply all our needs
simultaneously. He supplies strength for the weak. He's available for the
tempted and the tried. He sympathizes and He saves. He's the Almighty God who
guides and keeps all his people. He heals the sick. He cleanses the lepers. He
forgives sinners. He discharged debtors. He delivers the captives. He defends
the feeble. He blesses the young. He serves the unfortunate. He regards the
aged. He rewards the diligent and He beautifies the meek. That's my King.
Do you know Him? Well, my King is a King of knowledge. He's the wellspring of
wisdom. He's the doorway of deliverance. He's the pathway of peace. He's the
roadway of righteousness. He's the highway of holiness. He's the gateway of
glory. He's the master of the mighty. He's the captain of the conquerors. He's
the head of the heroes. He's the leader of the legislatures. He's the overseer
of the overcomers. He's the governor of governors. He's the prince of princes.
He's the King of kings and He's the Lord of lords. That's my King.
His office is manifold. His promise is sure. His light is matchless. His
goodness is limitless. His mercy is everlasting. His love never changes. His
Word is enough. His grace is sufficient. His reign is righteous. His yoke is
easy and His burden is light. I wish I could describe Him to you . . . but He's
indescribable. That's my King. He's incomprehensible, He's invincible, and He is
I'm coming to tell you this, that the heavens of heavens can't contain Him, let
alone some man explain Him. You can't get Him out of your mind. You can't get
Him off of your hands. You can't outlive Him and you can't live without Him. The
Pharisees couldn't stand Him, but they found out they couldn't stop Him. Pilate
couldn't find any fault in Him. The witnesses couldn't get their testimonies to
agree about Him. Herod couldn't kill Him. Death couldn't handle Him and the
grave couldn't hold Him. That's my King.
He always has been and He always will be. I'm talking about the fact that He had
no predecessor and He'll have no successor. There's nobody before Him and
there'll be nobody after Him. You can't impeach Him and He's not going to
resign. That's my King! That's my King!
Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Well, all the power belongs to
my King. We're around here talking about black power and white power and green
power, but in the end all that matters is God's power. Thine is the power. Yeah.
And the glory. We try to get prestige and honor and glory for ourselves, but the
glory is all His. Yes. Thine is the Kingdom and the power and glory, forever and
ever and ever and ever. How long is that? Forever and ever and ever and ever. .
. And when you get through with all of the ever's, then . . .Amen!"