The kingdom of God is not about achieving, it is about being. Usually we think of a kingdom in terms physical things like land, wealth and power over others, but the kingdom of God is just the opposite of that. God’s kingdom is about serving others and living for a purpose greater than ourselves.
Serving in the kingdom of God requires that we find a contentment and peace in our life. We can only do that when we trust the master of the kingdom to perform as he has promised to perform. Paul reminds us that this kingdom is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but it is looking beyond those physical things to the purposes of God.
Jesus said, “Take no thought for tomorrow worrying about what you eat or wear, or where you will live, but first seek my kingdom and I will give you everything that is necessary for life” (my paraphrase of Matthew 6:28-33). He was telling us that when we trust him and are committed to serving him, then he will see that all of our needs are met and he will give us peace and joy as bonuses.
If our focus in life is what we can get out of it we are always going to be plagued with discontent and a sadness that cries out, “I don’t have enough.” We can not have peace living that way and any joy we gain will be short lived. We are soon dissatisfied with the thing we have because we want more.
The kingdom of God is about being and when we his kingdom is in us words like contentment, peace, and joy describe our state of being.
Prayer: Lord, give me the ability to trust you to be the God you have promised to be and help me to be content with who you have made me to be in your kingdom. In Jesus name, amen.
The Kingdom of God is Peace
Principle: Peace in God’s kingdom is about serving others and living for a purpose greater than ourselves
Affirmation: I am committed to serving others and I live for a purpose greater than myself therefore I have the peace of God in my life.
Reflection: Typically the kingdoms of this world are about power over people. How is the kingdom of God different? What does Matthew 6:26-33 mean to you?
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