If the kingdom of God is within us, we can never get away from it or Him. Might knowing this truth change our activities?
14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, but the good rewarded for theirs.
Believing that Christ is within us is the basis for Christianity. It’s not about going to heaven—it’s about heaven coming to us! “…the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21. We no longer need to worry about going to heaven because we are already with Jesus. One of my favorite verses is Colossians 1:27, “…Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
The question then becomes, “How will we live our lives?” Will we live them in sweet fellowship with our Savior or will we ignore so great a gift and live for ourselves? The “good” and the “faithless” fall along these lines. We become that which we follow.
1. If we follow ourselves and disregard the Spirit within us, then we reveal that we don’t truly believe that Christ is in us. In fact, we show that we are not interested in being Christ’s or in following Him. We are faithless.
2. If we acknowledge His presence in us and turn to Him for fellowship, leadership and direction, then we produce good fruit for Him and His kingdom. We are good.
May we begin afresh and anew today with Him, acknowledge His presence in our lives, read His Word, and listen for/to His voice. Let’s do whatever He says and enjoy His friendship.
Abba, thank You for coming to live in my heart and life. Knowing You is worth more than life itself. May I be Your willing and obedient servant today, all the while enjoying Your friendship and becoming like You. Amen.