Our aversion to rule by kings is understandable given our nation’s past. But we in the church refer to Jesus as king, and the Bible refers to Him as son of another king, King David. How can kingly rule be good when the track record of kings in so much of history is dismal? This text describes the qualifications of a good king from God’s point of view. The aim of our Advent sermons this month is to see the significance of viewing Jesus as the Son of David and how that relates to our redemption.