Psalm 145:10-13 NKJV — All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, And Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power, To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The kingdom of God is something the Bible refers to often.
Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God frequently.
Matthew 13:24-25 NKJV — Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way…”
Matthew 13:45-46NKJV — “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
Matthew 13:47-50NKJV — “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind, which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Throughout scripture the Lord tells us that this world is not all there is.
He promises eternal life to those who will put their trust in Jesus Christ.
It is through the sacrifice of God’s Son we can gain citizenship in His kingdom.
And it’s a kingdom like no other.
How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation.
Daniel 4:3 NKJV
For those who have already put their trust in Him and surrendered their lives before Christ we have both security and responsibility.
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
II Peter 1:5-11 NKJV
Let us not weary of doing good, nor grow cold to the anticipation of entrance into the kingdom of God!
Rather, let us take heart knowing this world is not going to last forever, working diligently today with hope for the return of our Savior.
Galatians 6:9 NKJV — And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your wondrous works. Thank You that we have Your kingdom to look forward to and Your return to anticipate with joy. Thank You for Your love and promises. Lord, please help us to focus upon You today and be thankful for Your ways. Lord, goodness, honor, righteousness, integrity, truth all come from You. You are not fickle nor are Your ways crooked. Please continue to shine the light of truth into our hearts and minds, that we might be cleansed from sin and the effects of living in this sin filled world. Lord, please show us Your wisdom and let us not walk in our own ways. Help us to redeem the time, to be citizens of Your kingdom while we await the day of our entrance. Lord Jesus, please continue to teach us to be humble, compassionate, forgiving, and brave that we might reflect Your love and truth to all those who have yet to know You. Please help us to be diligent in sharing the truth with others. Lord Jesus, I praise You. I thank You, for Your salvation! May my life bring glory to Your name. Amen.