Lord’s Prayer Devotional, Part 3

Think: Contrary to modern assumptions, Jesus never refers to His Kingdom as a place we go after we die. So what are we praying for when we pray “Your Kingdom Come?” As opposed to “To your Kingdom may I go someday!”

Recall: Read Exodus 19:4-6 again. What kind of Kingdom does God want to build?

Read: Revelation 5:10. What is God’s goal for His people? (To reign with Him on the earth as His priestly rulers). 

Daniel 7:27 (NIV) 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’ 

(THIS is what we are praying for when we pray “your Kingdom come!”)

Ponder: Who is qualified to reign as priest with Christ in His Kingdom?

Read: Luke 6:20-26 as a contrast of the value systems of the worldly kingdoms vs. the Kingdom of God.

What is it about these people that qualifies them for the Kingdom of God? How is that different than all other kingdoms?

Reflect: Have you been qualified to reign as a priest in the Kingdom of God? What kind of kingdom do you long for most? Does your life reflect His Kingdom’s values, or the world’s?

Read Colossians 2:15. How does the cross make a public spectacle of the powers and authorities (and their kingdoms/values)?

Pray: “Your Kingdom Come…”

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