THE STORY OF JESUS: Daniel 1-3
“The God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. (Daniel 2:44)
History is filled with the rise and fall of many kingdoms.
Taking the long view, we can’t assume our country will always be this way.
Every time a country becomes greater, things slowly come apart within.
Power leads to pride, greed, immorality, corruption, scandal and division.
Why can’t we produce a ‘kingdom’ that is immune to this dissipation?
Because we are the problem; human nature goes with us, and brings us down.
I have lost hope in government, politics, and human leadership (even my own).
These stories remind us about the God behind every kingdom (Daniel 2:36).
Jesus spoke of a kingdom of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, etc.
Jesus modeled that kingdom through His serving, selfless life and death.
God has confirmed that kingdom by raising Jesus, and putting Him on the throne.
I too have a dream of a world of justice, peace, equality and goodness for all!
I cannot join in (Daniel 1) or bow down to (Daniel 3) the kingdoms of this world.
I’ll take my stand for the kingdom that will never be destroyed.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, the current political mess all over the world reminds me again how desperately we need Your kingdom rule. May Your kingdom come, may Your will be done… please!