The Bible is suspicious of kings, and all who hold authority for that matter. When offered that mantle, Jesus declines the offer, and announces who he really is. A reflection on 2 Samuel 11:1-15 and John 6:1-21.
In Mark 3:20-35, Jesus describes himself as a burglar who is breaking into a house, binding the strong man, and plundering everything he finds. What!? A reflection on what holds us captive and those things that we need Jesus to tie up and deliver us from.