Dear church,

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32

The kingdom of God is the greatest of treasures, and it should motivate us to do remarkable things – things we wouldn’t imagine ourselves doing under normal circumstances. These Christian days of ours are not normal circumstances because we’ve been given the kingdom. 

The kingdom of God is neither a place nor a time. It transcends all of that. Rather, the kingdom of God is the realm and reign of God, where human sin has done no damage and has no influence. The kingdom of God is an existence that is full of peace and joy. Every truly good thing you can imagine has a home in the kingdom of God, and the truly bad things have no place there.

This kingdom is so good that it is rightly compared to a treasure. And if this is your treasure, your heart will chase after it with gusto. Our problem is we can become satisfied with the things the world offers, settling for possessions and money and temporary things instead of the kingdom. Jesus is calling us to have a vision that goes beyond the temporary and the purely visible. He wants us to latch onto something greater than what the world has to offer.

Chris

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