Monday, April 15, 2013

Everlasting Kingdom

 10All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
 11They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
 12To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
 13Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. 
(Psalm 145:10-13, King James Version)

Everlasting Kingdom

David, in Psalm 145, said, Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

As believers, do we really believe that? Yes, I think we do, at least we certainly should, but the true question is, do we live as though we believe that? In other words, do our lives manifest our belief in Christ's eternal kingdom, or are we so busy living this life that thoughts of our eternal life are shoved into the corner, waiting to be considered another day?

When I was a child we used to taunt one another with the chant, "Actions speak louder than words." It was the truth, was it not? The challenge to believers in the 21st century is to look beyond the things of this world and look to Christ. In this world we find all manner of manifestations of sin, greed, and envy, but in Christ we find true peace, hope, and joy. From our heart of hearts, or as evidenced by our actions, Christ needs to be preeminent in our lives. Nothing in this life can compare to the riches we have in Christ Jesus.

When thinking of the Lord, David said,
All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom and talk of thy power; to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
As believers, let us align ourselves with the Word of God rather than the things and attitudes of this world. Let us look to our Lord God and praise and bless His name. Let us speak of His glory and talk of His power, and let us make known to all of our friends and neighbors, the mighty acts of God and the glorious majesty of His kingdom. That is why we are here!

It is easy to get caught in the quagmire of this world, but we are called to rise above this world and praise and magnify our God. As believers we are already a part of His everlasting kingdom. As such, this world is no longer our home, for our true home is with the Lord Jesus Christ. We are passing through this vale of tears, but will soon enter the joys of the kingdom of heaven where we will be with Christ forever!

Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!

God Bless You,
Linda



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