“Whatever He Rules… He Runs”
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
The Kingdom of God (God’s total control in action) is key to our understanding of God and ourselves. The more we learn about God, the better we understand ourselves. Perhaps we do not have a good understanding of the Kingdom of God because we have very little exposure to kingdoms in our culture. Let’s unpack three aspects to any kingdom.
First, all kingdoms have rulers. Built into the idea of a kingdom is the idea of power and authority. So, when we talk about a kingdom, we are talking first about a king. Christ is the King and Christ is God. He alone has authority over all creation. Even when it seems like He is not in control… He is. Even when things are at there worst… He is still in control. Seeking a Kingdom means we are looking to find a King!
Second, kingdoms have a realm. By realm we mean the sphere over which the King rules. This is where the kingdom subjects would be found as well. The Kingdom of God has no boundaries. In fact, the Bible says that one day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. Our King is Lord over all creation… Heaven and Earth. His Kingdom has no boundaries.
Last, all kingdoms have rules. These rules are guidelines to help us please the King and do His will. Rules are necessary for the people being ruled to know if they are doing what the Ruler wants. Without rules, a Kingdom would be chaos. Many of us have chaotic lives because we are ignoring God’s rules. We are doing things our way instead of His way.
THINK ABOUT IT: How about you? Is there a part of your life that is not following the rules God has established? Why are we always so surprised when our failure to be obedient causes chaos? Whatever God rules He also runs. You can’t have Christ as King without being ruled.