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One man’s view
about the things
that really matter….

Matthew 6:10

“…your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

What are we really living for?

Surely for more than money or pleasure or fame or success. All these at last fade away, and there’s really nothing to show for having had them.
But there are values that stand forever, such as truth, integrity, justice, honour, and love. And especially fear of God, faith in Him, and new life in Jesus Christ are abiding values.
These are values worth our living—and these belong to the kingdom of heaven. And so, when we pray ‘your kingdom come,” we are asking for a turnabout in our world. For many people would far rather have riches than truth, would work much harder for success than for justice.
They are so hungry for lesser attractions that it matters little to them that they may be reborn to new life in Christ. But Jesus always teaches first things first. He tells us, ‘”Seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well'” (Matthew 6:33). It’s a matter of our priorities. What we put first is what we finally end up living for. It is tragic to go through life outside the kingdom of God, and to die outside the kingdom.
Outside it are God’s enemies, and anyone who opposes the kingdom of God the King is engaged in hopeless battle. Make peace with God through faith in Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom. Make its values your priorities in life.

PRAYER Dear Lord, we want your kingdom to come. All around us governments rise and fall. Oh, that all the world might confess Christ as King! In His name. Amen.

Ron Paton
TRAX Chaplain

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