The Kingdom or the kingdom?
Written by Carl A
Inspired by God
If everyone did
whatever they did with consideration of the effect it will have on
others, we would live in a better world. Everyone would be doing for
others instead of for self. Drug dealers would not sell drugs because
the drugs harm others. Thieves would not steal because others would lose
when they steal. Murderers would not kill. We would live in a lot nicer
world if everyone would was out to do for others instead of being
out to do for themselves. There would be no crime, no greed, no hate,
nothing but love for one another.
The next time you are about to do something, look at your motive. You
will, most likely, see your motive has direct ramifications for nobody
but you. They will always favor only you, and the benefit for you
is the only reason you are doing whatever it is you are doing. If you
are selfish and self-centered, go ahead and please yourself. Get all the
material you can get, and get all the praise of man you can get.
Pleasing yourself and getting praise for what you do is what you're all
about anyway. You only care for what you want and will do whatever you
have to do to get it. So, go get it. You will enjoy it for a season,
until bondage comes. Then you will be miserable. Your acting in such
selfishness has brought you into bondage many times. What's one more.
Let's compare you to Jesus. Jesus did everything for others and nothing
for self. He never had self in mind at anytime. He was about love. Love
is the opposite of selfishness. He has love, you have selfishness. There
is love in the Kingdom of God. There is no selfishness in the Kingdom of
Those who are full of selfishness are not of the Kingdom of God.
They are on that wide path to destruction and eternal fire. The Kingdom
of God is about serving others. You are about serving yourself. Jesus
said those who want to be first will be last, and those who want to be
last will be first.
The Kingdom of God is about truth. You are about
using the truth only when it is to your advantage. Romans 1:18 says, For
the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.
Kingdom of God is not about sexual immorality. You think about sex when
ever you look at a member of the opposite sex. Jesus said in Matthew
5:28, But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust
after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Well, maybe we shouldn't compare you to Jesus. You have none of His
qualities. Each of us could learn a lesson, a valuable lesson, from
Jesus about how to become a part of the Kingdom of God. We need to do
whatever we do to glorify Him, not glorify ourselves. When we glorify
Him, we are storing up treasures for our future in the Kingdom of God.
We need to take glorifying ourselves out of everything we do and put
glorifying Jesus into everything we do.
Think of your motive before you do anything. If your motive isn't to
glorify God or spread His word, then you act is not worth doing because
it is not a act of the Kingdom of God. And...if its not about the
Kingdom of God, its about the other kingdom. There are only two, one is
The Kingdom and the other is the kingdom. Which one does your thoughts
and actions glorify?
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