We need a king. God’s people needed a king. They tried finding leadership, guidance, and protection in human judges and kings. But it didn’t work. Everyone did what was right in their own eyes. They needed a king. Those imperfect kings pointed ahead to the King we truly needed. King David, in particular, as a shepherd-king, was a picture of the king Jesus was coming to be. All of the Bible points us to the King we need. All of those promises were fulfilled when an angel told Mary she would have a child who would be our King. A King who would reign in righteousness forever. This King was born into our world, won the victory over our enemy, and sits on the throne of our hearts and God’s throne in heaven forever. Jesus is the King of kings!