Luke 10: 24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.” 25 And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”
I hope you can see the position that God, our King, has put us in when we receive this great salvation. It is salvation not only from the penalty of sin, death, and the grave, but salvation for living our life on this earth. This great King of Glory gives us a glimpse into a life on this earth that is victorious in all ways. Whether in good times or bad, it makes no difference, because we are at peace with God. And this peace is an unhindered peace that helps us face each day as a victor, not a victim. This relationship is made super close through the blood of Jesus, and that blood gives us total peace that compels and empowers us to live victorious life. This peace is made possible through the sonship life God has given us through His Son. It is called GRACE!! This peace will guard our minds, our hearts, and helps us face each day in victory, and that is done through Jesus Christ. Paul wrote about this to the church at Philippi in Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
So the thought for today is found in God’s Word and it begs the question “Do You Know My. King?” If you do, then you will live in the power of this loving, powerful relationship made possible by Jesus Christ. You will see victory after victory every day of your life!! THAT is the life of a true believer. In his letters to the church at Rome Paul gave some ingredients of a true believer and they are listed in the verses below.
Romans 12:9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
These qualities of a person of faith are not found in a person who doesn’t know the King. They are found in true believers and those believers will “rock their world” with the great hope and power they have through the Holy Spirit. All of this selfish, hopeless retoric that has invaded the minds of many through the media can only be face with this question. Do You Know My King? Then take time to discover what this King does for us every day and live a life of victory and peace, and scores of lost people will be drawn to you asking how get it.
The Pilgrimage continues..