Monday, January 4, 2010

God’s Reign

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; Your rule is for all generations. The Lord is faithful in all His words and gracious in all His actions… The Lord is righteous in all His ways and gracious in all His acts.” (Psalm 145:13, 17)

The reign of God is eternal. That is because He is eternal. All other kingdoms and all other governments eventually do fall, but the kingdom of God has no end. It endures forever. The Lord’s eternal rule in His kingdom is characterized is at least three ways.

The Lord is faithful in all His words. Whatever the Lord says, the Lord does. God always keeps His promises. When He gives His word, He keeps it. He does so because it is His character to be faithful to all His words.

The Lord is gracious in all His acts. Grace, love, mercy, and compassion are all descriptive of God’s nature. God does not act graciously toward us because we deserve it or because He has to, but because it is His nature to do so.

Then, the Lord is righteous in all His ways. God always does the right thing, and everything God does is right. His judgments are always right, and His ways are always right.

This God is worthy of our worship and praise and adoration. His Spirit calls us today to worship in spirit and in truth, and to then share this truth about Him with a world that gropes in the dark.

Lord, May Your light shine in and through us today as we share with our world that You are faithful to all Your words, gracious in all Your actions, and righteous in all Your ways. Amen.

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