The World and the Kingdom
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporary; but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).
“Here today and gone tomorrow” is a fitting saying for life in the world. “Here today and always here tomorrow” is a fitting saying for life in the Kingdom of God. Everything about the world changes and is temporary. God never changes. God is eternal and His Kingdom is forever.
There is no one like God and no Kingdom like His kingdom...
The world is in darkness.
The Kingdom is filled with light.
The foundation of the world is sinking sand.
The foundation of the Kingdom is solid rock.
The ways of the world bring unrighteousness, trouble, and sadness.
The ways of the Kingdom bring righteousness, peace, and joy.
The time on the clock of the world reads, “Passing away.”
The time on the clock of the Kingdom reads, “Always and always.”
The morality of the world is, “Anything goes.”
The morality of the Kingdom is, “Holiness unto the Lord.”
The rule of the world is, “Do it your way.”
The rule of the Kingdom is, “God’s will be done.”
The best way, the wisest way, and the most meaningful way to live is the Kingdom way. You will live without regret if you give yourself to the things that last forever.
As a Kingdom person you are in the world, but not of it; you have died to the world, and the world has died to you; you are not under the dominion of the god of this world, but serve the one, true, living God who reigns and rules.
One day, perhaps sooner than we realize, the kingdoms of this world and their rule, will become the kingdoms of Christ and His rule. In the meantime remember to remain steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. It will never be in vain.
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