It was a very interesting truth that we looked at today as we continued on in the second chapter of 1 Thessalonians. As the Apostle Paul charged them to “Walk Worthy” of God he qualified that as “the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.” (1 Thessalonians 2:12b) Being called into a Kingdom is not an easy one for us as Americans. The Virginia State Flag has a picture of a woman standing over a dead king with a spear in her had and reads, “Sic Semper Tyrannis!” or Thus Always to Kings. Kings really are not welcome here and I don’t think it has changed a lot in the last couple hundred years. We don’t get the idea of “kingdom” unless we look to literature and history and try to understand what it might be like to live under such a rule.
If our “walking worthy” is tied to our understanding of being in “God’s Kingdom” then we had better get an understanding of what that means!.
What is the Kingdom of God?
How does being a part of that Kingdom affect us?
I believe that as we truly see God as our “Sovereign” it will affect us in our response to Him. We certainly can’t vote Him out of office! I pray that as you listen to this message that you gain a view of God’s majesty and His Kingly Office and that it transforms you into one who seeks His glory.
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Called to His Kingdom and Glory – 1 Thessalonians 2:12b