Day 4 - A Kingdom and a Family Established by Love | Our King and the Kingdom of God - 21 Day Devotional

Saturday, March 13, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Book reading from Rediscovering the Kingdom: Chapter One: Discovering the Origin and Purpose of Man 

Scripture Reading: Then the King will say to those on His right,“Come, you who are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world” (Matthew 25:34). 

It is not unreasonable to ask why God, the King of Heaven, would want to create sons in His image and a visible universe. Was He not satisfied and pleased with an invisible realm of angels and powers to rule? I believe the answer to these questions lies in understanding the very nature of God Himself. (Munroe) 

A kingdom can never be the domain of one. The entire basis for the kingdom was for God to develop a community of love, not of subjects, but a family. It is within this kingdom that the church was founded. The Greek word for church is ecclesia which means “called out ones.”

Into God’s kingdom, which spans all time, Jesus came to establish a “task force” with the mission to preach the Good News of new life, freedom from sin, power over evil, and entrance into the kingdom of God.

Love was the reason God established a family and a kingdom

John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

The Apostle Paul called us “ambassadors for Christ” carrying a message of reconciliation. Ambassadors represent nations or kingdoms. We are ambassadors for God‘s kingdom by which people enter through His church, the body of Christ.

Our text defined God’s original intention. God will usher us into “A kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.” We are part of that same Kingdom and family today. 

We are ambassadors for Christ’s love.

Reflection Questions;
1. What was God's motivation for establishing a kingdom and a family?
2. What is your role in God's Kingdom?

My Action Items: