January 31, 2011

Thy Kingdom Come

Matthew 6:10 "Thy kingdom Come, thy will be done."
Take 15 minutes; empty your mind of all the popups;
reflect on the beginning of The Lord's Prayer. Do you
want God's Kingdom? Think about it. If you really want
it, then you'll do His will, at least part of your time.

You may find the whole prayer at Matthew 6:9-14.

Let me know.


At 7:19 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that the end of the prayer, not the beginning?

At 8:28 a.m., Blogger Larry said...

Actually it's neither. The whole prayer can be found at Matthew 6:9-14:

"9A After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

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At 5:31 p.m., Blogger Clark Herlin said...

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At 11:54 p.m., Blogger forrest said...

The Gospel of Thomas' Jesus has it that "the Kingdom of God is spread out upon the Earth, but people don't see it."

When you start expectantly observing how God works within your life... it becomes clear that the smallest events fit within His pattern-- while the affairs of nations and other human institutions seem to keep on confirming the Devil's claim (in tempting Jesus in the wilderness) to be their ruler.

The way I understand this... is that it takes time for each person to work out his proper relationship to God... during which time he makes ghastly mistakes and suffers unpleasant (Ow!) consequences (and if he can find his way within one lifetime, that's being fortunate!)

The "unpleasant consequences" are intended for our sake-- not for any sort of senseless retribution-- and will stop happening when people stop needing them. (Why does it take 10 plagues to get Israel out of Egypt?-- because they like it there!)

And although the Kingdom has always been, and will always be here-- it comes to each person according to how soon he finds his place within God's ongoing act of creation...

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At 4:35 p.m., Blogger broschultz said...

Years ago I read a book called the Kingdom of Self. It's point was that from birth we all live in a kingdom where we reign on the Throne and that as Christians we must abdicate and ask Jesus to sit on the Throne of our hearts and reign. As I've aged in the flesh, I've found that life's journey enveloped in God's grace has made me less selfish and more loving in an agape sense. I believe that "thy kingdome come" and "thy will be done" are the two sides of the same coin - divine love.

At 1:34 p.m., Blogger Larry said...

Thanks for the post, Broschultz.

Re whose on the throne. I think Jesus meant us to put God on the throne.


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