Monday, July 09, 2012

Kingdom Living

It is pretty obvious that God is concerned with personal transformation. He intends to establish his kingdom over all his children, with each child showing what life in the kingdom looks like.

One way he establishes his kingdom over creation is by taking holding of people's lives, one by one, and leading them in living kingdom life. Scripture describes in many places what God's children need to leave behind and what they need to practice.

Personal testimony should have an earthquake-like effect in society. God's family should stick out, displaying goodness, like a sore thumb. (How's that for a mixed metaphor.) Each day God's family acts in kingdom behavior should be like another hammer blow on the thumb of society.

One Roman writer is often quoted as saying of Christians "behold how they love one another." Has anyone noted that recently? Is the most outstanding feature of the family of God its love?

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