Thursday, August 17, 2006

Seeking the Kingdom of God

The gospel of Matthew is obviously written with a Jewish audience in mind. The use of the phrase "Kingdom of God," therefor, stands out in the "sermon on the mount" where the phrase "kingdom of heaven" otherwise prevails.

It is logical to deduce, I think, that the phrase "Kingdom of God" had already come into general usage by the assemblies and was therefor untouhabe. The "kingdom" is the reign, or influence of God in our every day chores. We are to seek THAT influence in mind as we serve Him in a new country."kingdom" without walls, open to all to whom He has called.

But we, it seems, let "things" get in our way! Oh, that we would simply TRUST our Master.

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