It’s not the justice we would usually expect. We’re so used to earthly power and kings who wield the sword of retributive justice: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and so on. But the justice of Christ the king isn’t nearly so vengeful.
The sign on his cross reads, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.” That sign was meant to be a bit of extra mockery, a warning to the people about what happened to those who claimed lordship over the land. It was meant to degrade the notion of a king, to dash the hopes of the proud and to bring sorrow to the oppressed. It was meant to say, “This man is no king."
Any word we use for God is just our attempt to make God human, and only God should make God human. "If you're the king, save yourself!" "No, I'd rather save you instead."-Pastor Tim Iseringhausen sermon, Christ Lutheran Church, 24 Nov 2013