Scripture: Matthew (NIV) 9:37 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
Observation: A kingdom is a structure of authority in which a king has supreme control. The people were very interested in the subject of a kingdom for they did not like Roman rule. But Jesus was not interested in an earthly kingdom. He preached about the Kingdom of God. He proclaimed God’s rule! But he did not set up an earthly government. Jesus demonstrated the power of the kingdom through “healing every disease and sickness.” People could see the healings; they could see the difference God’s kingdom made. God’s kingdom is a heavenly kingdom that can be seen and experienced; it does a lot of earthly good!
Application: My life is to be a demonstration of the power of God’s Kingdom. God’s rule in Leon makes a difference that should be easily seen by others.
Prayer: Lord, when I call you “Lord” I am recognizing your authority to rule my life. You even taught us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Let it be so in me. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!