Day 34: Seeking First His Kingdom (61 days of worry-free devotions)

When you finish this devotional, someone might ask you, “Well, what did you learn about His kingdom?” And if you’re like me, you won’t be able to put it into words even if you feel quite changed by God’s word. Well, this psalm of praise from David has a few suggestions for your answer.

The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. All Thy works shall give thanks to Thee, O Lord, and Thy godly ones shall bless Thee. They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power; to make known to the sons of men Thy mighty acts, and the glory of the majesty of Thy kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Thy dominion endures throughout all generations.

Psalm 145:8-13

God has done great things. He is powerful, gracious, merciful, slow to anger, loving, kind, and good. How wonderful to be in God’s kingdom. It endures throughout all generations. Many “kingdom” verses talk about how the kingdom is everlasting, and that usually makes me think about the future. But it’s also impressive to think about how long God’s kingdom has already lasted. He was the king in 2000 B.C. and 2000 A.D. Very calming when you’re worried about the world today.

Think of a kingdom statement with which to replace your worries today. Will it be about speaking of the glory of His kingdom? About the kingdom being everlasting? Both?

M.L. Millard

*New American Standard Bible verses used in the book version of this devotional with permission from The Lockman Foundation.

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