Rules of the Kingdom

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full.” (Lk.6:32-34)

The rules of the Kingdom of God where unlike that of any other. All the kingdoms, governments, religions and philosophies that human history has seen, were the exercise of human energies in pursuit of the ideal situation. Their rules were imperfect and biased, subject to change. But the rules Jesus laid down were never to change.

Don’t follow the crowd follow the King

The King sets the rules of His kingdom and the subjects just follow. When the trend is to follow the crowd we need to consciously follow the King. Offenders are traitors though they live inside the kingdom territory, and they will face judgement. We need supernatural assistance to keep the rules of the kingdom. Keep looking at the King who is leading the way and keep following.

Don’t try to grab give away

When you are tempted to hate, curse or avenge, remember, you are called to be radical, a trail blazer, to salt the earth and light the world. Be willing to give away, even your rights. We are not to be commoners for we are princes and princesses. We are to follow the example of our Father, the eternal King.

“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Lk.6:35-36).

Someone said,

To do evil for good is devilish, to do evil for evil is beastly, to do good for good is normal, to do good for evil is divine.

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