God's people below are kings incog. They are traveling, disguised like pilgrims, to their dominions above.—Once a king unto God, always so: God does not make kings for the devil to unmake at his pleasure.—If you are spiritual kings, be holy. Should I meet a person, all in dirt and rags, I should be mad, was I to take that person for a king, or a queen. Nor can I believe you to be royally descended, or crowned for the skies, unless you carry the marks of royalty in your life and conversation.—If any of God's anointed kings so far forget their dignity, as to live in sin; their throne will shake; the crown will tremble on their heads; they will be driven from their palace for a time, like David, when he fled from Absalom, and went weeping over the brook Kidron. But, like David, they shall be brought back again to Jerusalem (for Christ will not lose the purchase of his blood): though not until they have severely smarted for it.