Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God… – Matthew 6:33

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. “But” can be a powerful word. It changes the direction of a whole idea, and no book uses this word more masterfully than the Bible. Just a few examples show the importance […]

A Righteous Branch- Jeremiah 23:5

Jeremiah 23:5 – Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Who’s in charge?  Is it you?  Is it me?  Government?  Corporations?  Honestly, I am not in control, and I doubt […]

They Saw The Star – Matthew 2:12

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. – Matthew 2:12 The wise men who followed the star to see Jesus came from the east of Jerusalem, and they came to worship the long expected King of Israel.  Why?  They looked forward to a new age of peace, righteousness, and joy.  They […]

Joy in the Holy Ghost – Romans 14:17

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. The greatest blessing we can experience in this age is the Kingdom of God within our hearts.  While some people only think of the heaven hereafter or even nirvana, the child of God […]

A Merry Heart Doeth Good – Proverbs 17:22

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. – ​Proverbs 17:22 Meditation:  There is an old adage that says, “Laughter is the best medicine.”  Well, the is may be am exaggeration, but the proverb above is certainly true.  Joy is one of the great characteristics of the Kingdom […]

The True Vine – John 15:1

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  – John 15:1  Meditation:  Have you ever tried to grow grapes without a grapevine?  Of course not!  So why do people often try to do works without Christ?  Good works without acknowledging and serving Jesus Christ is like wax fruit.  It may look pretty […]

Having these promises… – 2 Corinthians 7:1

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1 Meditation:  What should our response be to the promises of God?  In a word… Holiness.  You see, holiness is our proper response to God’s goodness, grace, […]