The Difference Between King Ozymandias and King Jesus

Percy Shelley wrote one of his famous sonnets in the early 1800s entitled: “Ozymandias.” It concludes like this:

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
           

In contrast, King Jesus comes to us today and says: “My name is Jesus Christ, the King of kings. Look on my work, my children, and rejoice.

Because of my work, every enemy of your eternal joy has been overcome:

Divine wrath, since I became a curse for you;

Real guilt, since I became forgiveness for you;

Rejection since I have gained your acceptance with God;

Slavery to sin, since I have achieved your redemption;

Death, since I am the resurrection;

Hell, since I have given you eternal life through my cross.

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